Episode 07 — The Caterpillar (a very cute caterpillar)
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. Annie Leibovitz
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare
The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates
Seek the Path in the Way of the Ant. . .
EPISODE 06 of our nature series.
EPISODE 07: COMING SOON!
EPISODE 05: The Epic Battle: Birds vs. Snake
The beauty and the mystery of the dragonfly. . .
The Dragonfly Gallery (click on thumbnail for larger view)
We love to explore the ground among the insects to see from their perspective.
Welcome to episode one of our new nature series (filmed in HD). Episode one features an unidentified beetle and dead cicada (awesome pics to follow in a future post).
“Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is amazing what a lot of insect life goes on under your nose when you have got it an inch from the earth. I suppose it goes on in any case, but if you are proceeding on your stomach, dragging your body along by your fingernails, entomology presents itself very forcibly as a thoroughly justified science.” ~Beryl Markham, West with the Night
“We are not like the social insects. They have only the one way of doing things and they will do it forever, coded for that way. We are coded differently, not just for binary choices, go or no-go. We can go four ways at once, depending on how the air feels: go, no-go, but also maybe, plus what the hell let’s give it a try.” ~Lewis Thomas
“When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?” ~Jeremy Rifkin
“I always liked the idea that America is a big facade. We are all insects crawling across on the shiny hood of a Cadillac. We’re all looking at the wrapping. But we won’t tear the wrapping to see what lies beneath.” ~Tom Waits
“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” ~E.O. Wilson
“There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.” ~Soren Kierkegaard