One of the idiosyncrasies that so charmed us when we moved to Maine was that many–if not most–of the art galleries were housed in actual houses. They are the ultimate live/work spaces and pop-up galleries with the artists portioning off a piece of their home to hang and show art in summer and then reclaim […]
Sitting on my deck, meditating on my garden and the emergence of an abundance of Monarch butterflies in it this summer…when I suddenly noticed that Fishgirl was sporting a stunning new bracelet. Yes, it’s an incredibly poignant and auspicious chrysalis placement. I feel like the Queen of the Butterflies.
Last evening I was showing off my garden to my friend Nancy. While we were walking around the yard, Nancy spotted a fully grown Monarch butterfly spreading its wings out on the lawn. Worried that we or my dog might destroy it in a misstep, Nancy gently picked it up and put it onto a […]
Do caterpillars poop? You bet your frass they do! Today I noticed several pellets by my Monarch caterpillars and decided to google it. Caterpillar poop is singularly known as frass. My five Monarch siblings have opened their own tiny-green-pellet factory on my milkweed plant. They are beginning to consume the showy blossoms in addition to […]
Diligence ©katy allgeyer Much to my delight, this morning I discovered that my milkweed bush has– not one, but five–Monarch butterfly caterpillars chomping away on it. Each tiger striped caterpillar has selected its own stalk of milkweed. How do they know to do that? Since I have four siblings, I’ve decided to name these beings […]
I pulled into my driveway after a hike with my dog. For a minute or two I sat there as I pondered the enormity of a particular problem I’m dealing with today. “What do you think I should do, Scott?”, I realized I had said this out loud. No sooner said than something caught my eye. […]
Mountains are the bedrock theme of my life this week. On the weekend I attended a special gathering with Robert Moss and several conscious dreamers on a mountain in upstate New York. Magic happens there. Every time. Some day I’ll share that experience with you in greater detail. Meanwhile, since I was in the neighborhood of […]