Summertime. A blaze of bright colors in a bouquet, and a collection of monarch caterpillars in various stages. After not seeing any monarchs -- caterpillars or butterflies -- last summer, this summer there has been a multitude. We saw our first two in a stretch of wildflowers along the train tracks which were then mowed down. So I took in the next 5 or 6 I found in my garden, planning on sharing them with young friends. Since then I've been leaving ones I find in the garden where I find them. Maybe that way I'll find a chrysalis in the garden some day.
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.