Apple droppings

Every day we pick up droppings from a tree that is a bit early. We make just enough applesauce for a day, just enough for the house to smell incredible.


the nice ones are saved as they keep really well


the ugly ones are cooked immediately


Golden age of the Monarchs

Summer 2016 revealed amazing firefly spectacles. They left the stage this year to the Monarch butterfly.




I never saw butterflies as very good fliers, they seem to land on whatever the wind blows them on. Only after following one a while did I realize it hit a milkweed every single time. Despite of their completely erratic flight pattern, they are in fact quite calculated.monarch_milkweeds