Orange Lacewing Butterfly (Cethosia penthesilea), a Northern Territory of Australia native.
The wet season monsoons bring much needed rain, and food for the
The dried, natural vegetation revives and thrives, turning green the landscape and escarpments: a renewal of all life in its midst.
I have found that sometimes my photographs and painting collide.
Painting from intuition, this acrylic on paper was finished 2 months prior to my realising that the colours I had used were much the same as the mangroves, that line the shores here in the "Top End of Australia".
The red gums are now flowering.
Old gum nuts from spent flowers, can be seen in the background. They are sometimes used in dried flower arrangements and also for art and craft.
This tiny caterpillar, about 2 centimeters long, visited us at the weekend. I had not seen it before.
An alien, a creature showing its brightness and its alien-ness. Then it was gone, where? I don't know. It will emerge as another creature. A butterfly? or maybe a beetle? or a moth?
Life morphs and life changes as we grow. Know this and accept that we grow through our bodies and our own codes of nature.
The page title photograph is a native Turkey Bush in flower.