Flashback Thursday, June 14, 2012 – While my milkweed blossoms are mostly drooping and fading, a few plants behind the growing curve have a few blooms that still draw some pollinators. It isn’t bee central as it was earlier in the season, but for some reason this is the second time I’ve been able to catch this beauty feeding. While I saw the swallowtail when the milkweed was in full bloom I never actually saw it feeding until recently. I wonder if the more aggressive bees discouraged it? Now with fewer bees and only a couple of open blooms I’ve had 2 days of pictures 🙂
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Some artistic looks at my milkweed as it is moving past its peak. I haven’t seen my beloved red milkweed beetles yet this year. I am hoping that they are late and not wiped out by some unknown cause.
Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.
The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight.
The camera obscura.