Thursday, September 10, 2009
Passion and Drama
At first glance, I thought this was a dried up, spider slurped husk of a butterfly, because I could not see any abdomen. Then, when I leaned in a little closer, the "dead" gulf frittilary butterfly rose up and flew over to ...
... a passion flower vine where the spiky orange Gulf Fritillary caterpillars were busy munching away. These passion flowers are really over the top.
They look like some alien beast to me ... probably a result of too much Star Trek as a youth.
Hah! As If you could EVER have too much Star Trek ... well, not that new stuff, but the Kirk era.
Am I off topic?
Just to the right of the mangle of passionflower vines and grape vines, a Golden Orb Weaver (Nanner Spider) was having a great day netting careless butterflies.
So much drama in a roadside clump of vines.
So many clumps ... so little time.