Weather Prognostication and the Wooly Bear Caterpillar

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In the last week, I’ve seen almost 50 wooly bear caterpillars. These caterpillars are also known as « wooly caterpillar », « bear caterpillar » and « wooly worms » (latin: phyrrhartica isabella). These fuzzy, brown and black caterpillars come out just as the weather grows cold. I often find hidding in woodpiles or garden mulch getting ready to hibernate till the spring. The cold seems to summon them forth–you see nothing of them all summer, and then, a few weeks before Samhain they are everywhere. And, dear readers, they are here with a message.

These caterpillars, not unlike other famous wildlife in the area, have long been known to predict the harshness of winter. If a wooly bear caterpillar has more brown than black, that means the winter is mild. But, if the caterpillar has more black than brown, the winter will be tough. Here’s a graphic I made to share this wooly bear caterpillar…

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When Fashion and Nature Collide – October Edition

Hello!
I love Halloween, a colourful celebration that punctuates autumn with a touch of pleasant madness. No tricks, just lots of treats! That is what you’ll find in our October edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. This Halloween issue holds a special meaning as all the fashion photos were done by my dear friend Darren while he was visiting Montreal. He captured the beauty of my hometown like a Pro! A big thanks goes to another friend of ours, Dee-Dee, who’s patience and laughter gives us renewed energy. Thankfully, she even helped us carrying all the clothing and accessories for the shoot. Also, I want to point out that there are three spider pictures in this issue. These peculiar yet stunning creatures are more beautiful than frightful, but if you have an arachnophobia be warned. We guaranteed thrills, but not creepy ones. We propose to you lots of fashion fun and…

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Unusual Flowers

Lovely!

Plants and Beyond

~ Nature’s beauty on display. 

Sharing these beautiful and unusual flowers to brighten everyone’s day, thanks to Modacil blog.

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See the rest of them here:

via Unusual Flowers — Moda-Creative thinking

Hope you have a very bright day, dear friends.

Luda@PlantsandBeyond🌿

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When Fashion and Nature Collide – September Issue

Hello!
Welcome to our September edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. In September, as the weather cools down and the leafs start to change colour, our minds turn to Fall. Well, I’m just going to come out with it: I love autumn. It’s my favourite season. I’m hardly unusual ––I think we, fashionistas, all do. Love to see the new collections and to style outfits inspired by the catwalks’ coolest looks. For this Issue, I had an idea. From my love for trench (there must be some Brits in me) I suggested we do a special featuring casual outfits for wet days and weekends inspired by the runway 2018 trends. Lisa and I have created a trendy T-Shirt featuring some of our WP friends’ dogs so it was a perfect opportunity to show it. My fantasy was that Darren would be the model as I knew he…

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Halloween DIY Trick or Treat T-shirt and Canvas Tote

Halloween is right at the corner. If you’re anything like me you must LOVE -read « be obsessed with »- this holiday. So, you took your pumpkins out, decorated your home and front door, sent out the party invites and even planned a menu that will friendly spook your guests. Everything is ready; the scene is set for when your friends and the neighbourhood kids ring your doorbell. Perfect! Well almost… You just don’t feel like dressing up in a costume. BOO!
No worries. I’ve got an outfit idea that will have you carry on the spirit of Halloween, without the fuss of putting on weird clothing and make-up. This awesome Black Cat artwork from Lisa Lawrence over at Lismore paper (see image below) makes a great October 31 theme T-shirt. Just have it print on a tee or better yet do it yourself with an iron-on transfer paper. Wear it with…

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‘DOMINGO 7 DE OCTUBRE’

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‘DOMINGO 7 DE OCTUBRE’

El sabio no dice nunca todo lo que piensa, pero siempre piensa todo lo que dice’ – Aristóteles.


…Domingo 7 de Octubre…

  • …No sé si alguna vez te has parado a pensar en todo lo que está ocurriendo a tu alrededor cada vez que parpadeas, aquello que es invisible a la mirada, el silencio, las ganas, lo abstracto, el miedo…

  • …El miedo, cada vez tengo más miedo y más dudas, miedo a dar un paso adelante, miedo a conocerme y encontrarme, al que dirán, a la muerte, miedo a perder…

  • … A perder personas. A veces me encuentro tan perdido que no tengo ni idea de cómo salir de ese agujero y de empezar algo nuevo. Me faltan palabras y silencio, una voz en mi hombro que me marque el camino.

  • … El camino que mis huellas dibujan cada día tras levantarme. Otro día…

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Autumn Colorful Planter

Plants and Beyond

Colors are the smiles of nature. 

~Leigh Hunt

Still going strong, this porch planter, full of happy plants and colors. 🌱🌸🌿🌸🌱

Happy Weekend to all!🌿🌷☀️

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Have a wonderful, colorful and full of surprises weekend, my dear friends.✨

Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com🌿

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