“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it.”Georgia O’Keeffe, 1939, in “About Myself” in a catalog for a New York Exhibition
We love our charismatic megafauna (I sure do)
Little things are worth taking the time to notice.
A few flowers (some with pollinators) at close range —
A few nearby insects —
Surprise, not a flower but a tiny starfish! It can grow as large as 5 cm (about the size of my finger tip).
Future post: surprise spiders, feat. family Thomisidae!