Monday, August 29, 2005


OK, here's the update on celebrity sightings in my neighborhood--natural celebrities, that is.
#1: a fritillary butterfly, maybe an Aphrodite or a Great Spangled; flew away too fast to get a good look
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from the Gallery, Myth in Classical Art
Compare this to an image of the butterfly here, or here.

#2: a stick bug; attached to my driver's side window of the car about two weeks ago. Unbelievably attached with suction-cup like feet it did not let go at over 80k/hr. It looked like it had a wind-induced face lift (if its' face had had skin vs an exo-skeleton, or whatever stick insects have). I did feel sorry for it and stopped to scoop it off the window and set it in the grass by the side of the road. (E.T., phone home)
See Ken Watson's nearly identical experience here.


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