Blog The world is filled with beauty March 15, 2016 9 Comments The Missouri primary is today and oh I am so tired of politics. What a stressful year. I’m sure we all need to be reminded that the world is still full of beauty. So, here: Please Feel Free to Share: Previous PostChocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Next PostWhat you say / What they hear 9 Comments → The world is filled with beauty elaine t March 16, 2016 at 2:58 am Thank you, I needed that. Megan March 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm What’s the bird in the first picture? It’s amazing. Rachel March 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm The first bird is a tricolored heron in breeding plumage. I agree it’s pretty amazing. James Pailly March 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm I vote for that yellow and pink moth thing to be President! Rachel March 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm James, that sounds good to me! The moth is a rosy maple moth. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in real life; pretty sure I’d remember it if I had! Rachel March 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm Okay, in case anyone else is interested, in order, the animals in the post are: A tricolor heron in breeding plumage Some kind of caterpillar — sorry A weevil, Eurhinus magnificus A pink dorid sea slug, Chromodoris bullocki A quetzel — I’m sure you all recognized that one, right? A Mandarinfish A rosy maple moth A lilac-breasted roller A jellyfish of some kind — what can I say, I don’t know invertebrates all that well A kestrel, which I know is not as brightly colored as some, but I’ve always loved kestrels and I liked the way this one is looking at the viewer Elaine T March 17, 2016 at 1:14 am I love the kestrel photo, so does the bird-mad Teen. Have you seen the book BIRD by Andrew Zuckerman? Gorgeous photos of just birds, no settings, no nothing, just a bird (or two) on white. Stunning flight shots. The Teen got it for Christmas. SarahZ March 17, 2016 at 2:23 am That caterpillar is amazing! We took the baby to the zoo for the first time last weekend, and the verdict: monkeys & meerkats are fun, iguanas are terrifying (which is a bummer because I like iguanas). Rachel March 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm Aww, no pet iguanas for you. At least right now. By the time that baby is a teenager, maybe your house will be filled with reptiles, who knows? I haven’t seen BIRD, but this book of black-and-white photos is pretty snazzy. It’s the one I got for Christmas! Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.