I usually compose my images using multiple sources: photographic references(some of which are mine-thanks Hortense), live specimens (again thanks Hortense) with healthy doses of imagination and memory thrown in the mix. Hope you’re all enjoying whatever this weekend holds for you ❤️ . And if you’re like who tf is Hortense, scroll back in my feed to see the beautiful #monarchbutterfly we got to take care of a few weeks back. Strange magic 🔮 . . . #printmaking
↠“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see” -Einstein .🍂 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. #ig_nature #naturegram
I think today is going to be the day! 🦋 Hoping my husband can capture one of them emerging! There’s 3, only 2 have turned black so far. Plus there’s 3 more caterpillars on the milkweed! #monarchbutterfly#monarch
So after the couple of hard freezes we had last week most of my perennials are gone. My beautiful butterfly garden is not looking good. So I was going to start trimming all plants down for winter, being the OCD person that I am, to make the garden look nice. BUT I also read that it’s good to leave them alone as they still provide shelter for a numerous number of insects and the seeds still feed many birds and wildlife. Not to mention all my sage have new growth close to the ground. so leaving them untrimmed will be ...
December is coming, and the milkweed sack is in decay while the West Indian Elm seed breaks apart. #nature#naturephotography @sonyworldclub @sonyimages @sonyalpha @sonyalphaphotos @sonycollective @sonya6000club @sonyvisuals @sonyalphasclub @sonyambassadors @sonyambassador @sonyphotogallery
Photography by Niccole Garfield November 16,2018 🦋🐛🦋 Friday Featuring female Monarch Butterfly My personal Butterfly Garden habitat enclosure and gardens. I have personally raised and released thousands of Monarchs all life cycles egg to full Metamorphosis #metamorphosis#milkweed
Did you know that a swallowtail in chrysalis can stay in chrysalis all through the winter months until it’s warm enough to come out! Sometimes up to 4 months! They’re Florida natives. 🐛❤️✨ • • • #caterpillars#butterfly
#milkweed So happy to be visiting our @foxyandwinston even tho we had to turn back last night after FIVE hours of driving from BK and not EVEN MAKING IT OUT OF MANHATTAN!! #believethehype the chaos was real last night.
Completely in love with this milkweed fiber from @may__west!! Came across it while working at the @bkaccelerator this week and cannot believe one of my favorite gifts from nature really can be made into batting for jackets and more ❤️ come check it out at the @bkaccelerator or go straight to the @may__west page. #milkweed#fibers
Found 3 big cats in the garden so we brought them in for these cool nights. Putting them out for some warm sunshine this afternoon. Cali came to check it out, even gave him a little lick. 🐩🧡🐛 . Not even sure how they survived since we cut back the milkweed for migration. . . #dogsofinstagram#puppylove
Collecting Milkweed seeds for a friend who wants a butterfly garden at her new home :). Hoping they will attract Monarchs for her next year :). The seeds that have clung together in the pod remind me of Pine cones🌲 #milkweed#seedcollecting
My daughter playing with milkweed pods on a recent visit to Valley Forge. One of my photos is going to be used in a huge mural when they completely redo the visitors center and I wanted to check the progress. Still not started yet but they had photo mock-ups of what it will look like. #valleyforge#findyourpark
Milkweed is my favorite weed. Following text from Backyard Almanac by Weber and Gibbs. Milkweed’s pink flowers, borne in ball-shaped clusters, bloomed in the heat of Midsummer. At that time these tough plants with the bitter white juice stood along roadsides and meadows where they attracted myriads of insects and spiders. Best known of these are the milkweed bugs, monarchs and skipper butterflies. The insects moved on as a cold temperatures moved in, and now the brown plants still stand and the showy flower clusters have changed into five or six brown pods. Fat at the bottom, ...
✨🌸Flower & Tarot Essences🌸✨ 💚packaging & shipping this off has been So Exciting. It feels so good to share this💚 . 🦋Milkweed flower & The Empress: I’ve found it to be a powerful yet gentle support as I make some HUGE changes to how I take care of my body and mind. This essence helps us move towards an independence that comes from stepping out of patterns we developed that are no longer healthy, ways we may have suppressed our emotions or numbed ourselves. Especially patterns developed in childhood. The Empress helps us as we learn new ways to take ...
Affirmation #256 the #stratigraphy of a room, revealing, even in this niche bedside, big faux watch, edge of an old school light, just off screen a of a Vietnam island, a pen, the Family Encyclopedia of American History, el-Shoq bil lugat al-Arabia, Man for Himself (turned backwards, spineless no doubt), Ecstasies and Fragments, a frame of old and a split wide pod of light, lint-like, ready for the air
More late season monarchs. The male that emerged had a twisted wing- we ave been watching videos to repair wings but this was twisted up and I didn’t want to chance it. We are still finding these guys, like this one today! #monarch#monarchs
Good Morning🙌. This photo of a beautiful Queen (Danaus gilippus) feeding on Milkweed nectar is my last posting of the week. As of now I do not understand how we do not have more flowers out there! Plant milkweed and other plants that nurture our native butterflies. Putting pollination aside, just watching them graciously flutter around is sometimes enough to fill our souls with love and inspiration. May even put a smile on your face during your darkest hours😳. That is one of nature's gifts 😍. Don't you think so?☺. Nikon D7200, Nikon 35-55mm, 55mm FL, f/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 125. ...
Thinking about the sun and warmer temps of the past weekend during our first snow storm of the season. This is the first milkweed plant I found on the property in all the time I’ve lived here. . . #milkweedpod#milkweed
🍃 Our first year would not have been possible without the amazing support of our CSA members & donors! You believed in us even before we planted the first seed. Thank you, thank you, thank yous! 🙌 Next year's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscriptions are now available on our website (link in bio!) with a few perks for returning Onion Bulbs! 🌿 Like the Milkweed, we're still sowing seeds and overwintering ideas that (we hope) will come to life in the spring. 🌱 See you all next year! Till then, get ready for lots of photos of Bonesy in earmuffs, ...