Saturday, October 24, 2020

Today's no walk report: 102420

Another minimalist post via backyard excursions. Actually, I've been spending a good deal of time there trying to separate plumbago bushes from bougainvillea bushes, both moderate spreaders and intertwined. To be honest, I'm not digging it. Bending over duties currently top my list of least favorite things to do. Anyway, this little diversion is Copestylum mexicanum. aka, the Mexican cactus fly. It was identifiable by the white flap on each wing. That flap is known as a calypter. It's a species of syrphid fly or hoverfly. They are often considered the second most important group of pollinators after bees. The abdomen is a brilliant iridescent dark blue and I really wanted to capture it in flight to better show off the color. Oh well.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Today's no walk report: 101020

 In celebration of what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday (October 9th) I’m revisiting this picture I made as my Christmas card in 2012. I was still dopey tired, making my morning coffee and this image came to me, almost dreamlike. John Lennon as an apparition appearing in a hot air balloon and delivering this message one more time. Peace. 

For those individuals reading this post and having no idea what this is about here are a couple of links for additional information...

How to Totally Misread John & Yoko’s “War is Over (If You Want It)”

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)