A monarch in chrysalis (and jar), a finch feeding its fledgling, a bee -- one of many, many pollinators on a drift of white flowering shrub-- and the daddy-long-legs that came strolling through as I tried to photograph the bee (can you see where it is hiding?). And a cicada shell and a cicada in person, so to speak. And two monarchs just after they emerged from chrysalis, followed by one showing off its wings. What a world!
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
Tesserae: small cube-shaped tiles of ceramic, glass or precious stone used to make a mosaic, or in this case, brief essays on some element of lectio divina with Luke 10:38-42.