movin’ on

Happy New Year! I’m only a little late in wishing all of you my best wishes. I’m a bit preoccupied lately. With what, you ask? With ghosts of past, present, and future me.   The Ghost of Katy Past is reminiscing about a day five years ago in Goa that Scott and I shared our […]

god shot

Today whilst reading New York Times’ wonderful article on why boy mammoths tended to die in silly ways, I was inspired to go “Like” The New York Times Science facebook page. They are currently featuring a pink praying mantis as their profile pic. Perusing the comments on this pic led me to one that said […]

so long, max

Scott and Katy could not have gone to Goa without the help of a remarkable friend in Maine who dropped everything to drive 2,050 miles to our home in North Carolina (roundtrip) to take in Loolie and Hershey for what was then an unknown period of time. Maureen Farr already had her own dog Max […]

queen of the butterflies

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.

emergence

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 […]

frass

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 […]