The Metamorphosis of A Butterfly

  A couple of months ago I came across some very beautifully illustrated books about Maria Sybilla Merian , a naturalist and scientific illustrator born in the 17th century, who was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. Her artistic skills and careful observations were extraordinary, as was her determination to travel as far as to Surinam toContinue reading “The Metamorphosis of A Butterfly”

The Changing Seasons – April 2019

  It´s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch!   This month is clearly dominated by one theme – flowers! April started with my beloved cactus showering me with its beautiful flowers! This cactus is a descendent from a plant that belonged to my great-grandmother, and is wellContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – April 2019”

Pretty in Pink

  I´ve been busy photographing flowers this summer and now want to share some of them with you so you can have a look at them during the coming winter months whenever you feel like you need a reminder of the warmth and the beauty of nature, as I´m sure I will. Apart from theContinue reading “Pretty in Pink”

Finding “Fairy”

    About two weeks ago my dear friend Patty asked me if I would like to contribute to a blog post about fairies that was going to show up on her new blog The Strix Being very partial to fairies I was determined to give it a try, even with my eye not beingContinue reading “Finding “Fairy””