the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

cave mother

“entomologists suggests that mother amblypygids communicate with their young by caressing the offspring with her anteniform front legs. Further, in an experiment where two or more siblings were placed in an unfamiliar environment, such as a cage, they would seek each other out.”

(more spider love: here)

(a tailless whip scorpion he found during a sunday hike)

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gold in these hills

a sunday hike.

building sandstone houses.

playing near the remains of an old abandoned gold mine.

the departed sparrow

after nearly eight years
and a voyage from the sea to the desert.
we set her free.

thank you for the company
during those countless drives home.

little sparrow, little sparrow
flies so high and feels no pain