Six Sights Seen Three

Lots of things may be seen in these long-houred soraraza days.

Calendulas have begun to bloom.

Note the little green leaf hopper in the uncurling petals.

I won’t reveal who this person is. The hair is great, and the hat is extremely well chosen.

At Alley’s Store in beautiful downtown West Tisbury, I noticed someone waiting for their human.

I was not the only one who had noticed.

Photons were captured from both sides, almost simultaneously.

Next-oldest grandson made tracks at the beach, on a soraraza afternoon.

Where did that board originally come from? Why was it on the beach?

And in the Wishetwurra Farm garden back home, a female Io moth flew into the greenhouse. Lacking her preferred species, she went ahead and laid her eggs on a tiger lily. We’ll watch the eggs, and at hatching time we will move them to a more copacetic plant, maybe the redbud in the front yard for one egg group, and an oak and a maple for the others.

The first meal the babies eat will be their own eggshells. Io moth caterpillars are best not touched. They have stinging hairs all over their bodies. They are also gregarious…they travel in little packs, as they roam their host plant. No, please,Peter Piper, pick not a peck of such a prickly pack.

Outside the greenhouse, the Jet Star tomatoes are starting to spin their turbines.

The star-shaped group of sepals at the top of the tomato is the calyx. The plural form of calyx is calices. (from Latin, from Greek kalux shell, from kaluptein to cover, hide)

What is soraraza?

(Day in June….)

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