New Times Article 2.22.2024
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  Swallowtail Butterfly

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The swallowtail butterfly is a large and colorful insect that is widely distributed across the globe. There are over 550 different species of swallowtails, with a range of sizes and colors, but all of them share a distinctive feature: a pair of elongated hindwings that resemble the tails of a swallow. These wings are often adorned with intricate patterns and vivid colors, making them a favorite of butterfly enthusiasts and photographers. Swallowtail butterflies can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, meadows, and gardens, and they feed on a variety of nectar-producing flowers. They play an important role in pollination and are a valuable part of many ecosystems.


 

  Monarch Butterfly #1

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  Monarch Butterfly #2

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The monarch butterfly is perhaps one of the most well-known and recognized butterfly species in the world. These striking insects are renowned for their vibrant orange and black wings, which are adorned with intricate patterns and delicate scales. Monarch butterflies are found primarily in North and South America, where they undertake one of the most remarkable migrations in the animal kingdom. Every year, millions of monarchs travel thousands of miles from their breeding grounds in Canada and the United States to wintering sites in Mexico. Monarchs are also unique in that they are the only butterfly species known to make such a long-distance migration on an annual basis. Monarchs feed on the nectar of flowering plants and play an important role in pollination. Unfortunately, the populations of monarch butterflies have been declining in recent years, primarily due to habitat loss and the use of pesticides. Conservation efforts are underway to protect this iconic species and ensure their survival for future generations.


 

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  Monarch Butterfly #3

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  Monarch Butterfly #4

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  Monarch Butterfly #5

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  Still Life Blue Vase

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  Lotus Flower

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The lotus flower is an aquatic plant that is native to Asia and Australia. It has been highly regarded in many cultures for thousands of years and is considered a symbol of purity, enlightenment, and rebirth. The lotus flower is known for its unique ability to grow in muddy or murky water and still produce beautiful blossoms. The plant's stems and leaves are also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. The lotus flower is often depicted in art and literature, and it is an important symbol in many religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. In these traditions, the lotus is seen as a metaphor for the journey of the soul, which emerges from the darkness of ignorance and delusion to reach the light of wisdom and spiritual realization. Today, the lotus flower continues to inspire and fascinate people around the world, and it remains a beloved subject of art and poetry.


 

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  Lemons #1

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Lemons are a citrus fruit that originated in Southeast Asia but are now widely cultivated and enjoyed around the world. They are known for their tart, acidic flavor and are a popular ingredient in cooking and baking. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, which is important for immune health, and they also contain other beneficial compounds such as flavonoids and limonoids. In addition to their culinary uses, lemons have a variety of other applications. The juice can be used as a natural cleaner and deodorizer, and the oil extracted from the peel is used in aromatherapy and as a natural insect repellent. Lemons are also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from digestive issues to respiratory problems. With their refreshing flavor and versatile uses, lemons have become a staple in kitchens and households around the world.

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  Blue Morpho Butterfly

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The Blue Morpho butterfly is a striking insect that is known for its brilliant blue wings. The species is native to Central and South America and can be found in rainforests from Mexico to Brazil. The blue color of the butterfly's wings is caused by the microscopic scales on its wings that reflect and refract light, creating an iridescent effect. The underside of the wings is brown and patterned with eyespots that help to protect the butterfly from predators. Blue Morphos are also known for their large size, with wingspans that can reach up to eight inches. The adults feed on the nectar of flowers, while the larvae feed on the leaves of trees in the rainforest. The Blue Morpho Butterfly is not only beautiful but also plays an important role in the ecosystem as a pollinator. Due to habitat loss and deforestation, the populations of Blue Morphos are declining, and conservation efforts are needed to protect this magnificent species.

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  Orange Butterfly

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  Tico the Toucan

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In a faraway rainforest, there lived a colorful bird named Tico the Toucan. Tico had bright feathers in shades of black, white, and yellow, with a huge, colorful beak that he loved to use to crack open nuts and fruits. Tico was a friendly bird who loved to fly through the canopy of the forest, playing hide-and-seek with his toucan friends. He would also spend time perched on a branch, singing a sweet melody that made all the other animals stop and listen. Tico was always curious and loved to explore new places, but he also knew when to be careful. One day, while flying through the forest, he spotted a dangerous snake slithering on the ground. Tico quickly alerted the other animals, and they were able to avoid the snake and stay safe. Tico was a brave and clever toucan, and he loved nothing more than sharing his adventures with his animal friends.


 

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  Leo the Lion

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In the African savanna, there lived a lion named Leo. Leo was different from other lions because he was shy and kind. He loved to spend time alone, but he was always willing to help his animal friends when they needed it. Leo had a beautiful golden mane, and he was very strong, but he never used his strength to hurt others. Instead, he used it to protect his friends from danger. Leo's favorite activity was to lie in the shade of a big tree and watch the other animals play. He especially loved to watch the young animals, like the baby zebras and giraffes, learning to walk and run. Leo never wanted to scare them, so he would watch from a distance, smiling at their playful antics. Even though he was shy, Leo had a big heart and a lot of love to give. He was a true friend to all the animals in the savanna.


 

  California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica)

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The California poppy, also known as Eschscholzia Californica, is a bright and beautiful wildflower that is native to California and parts of Mexico. The flower is known for its vibrant orange or yellow petals and its delicate, fern-like foliage. The California poppy is a hardy plant that thrives in dry, sandy soil and can often be found growing along roadsides, in fields, and on hillsides. The flower blooms from late winter through early summer and is a popular choice for home gardens and landscaping. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the California poppy is also known for its medicinal properties. The plant has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from anxiety and insomnia to pain and inflammation. The California poppy is a beloved symbol of the state of California and is protected by law as the official state flower.


 

  Poppy

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  Red Rose

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Roses are one of the most popular and recognizable flowers in the world, with a rich history that dates back thousands of years. These fragrant flowers come in a wide variety of colors, including red, pink, yellow, white, and even black. Roses are popular choices for both cut flower arrangements and landscaping, as they are relatively easy to grow and care for. They are also steeped in symbolism, with different colors and types of roses representing different emotions and sentiments. For example, red roses are often associated with love and passion, while yellow roses represent friendship and joy. Roses are not only beautiful but also have a variety of uses. Rose petals and essential oils are used in aromatherapy and skincare, while rose hips are used in herbal teas and supplements for their high vitamin C content. With their timeless beauty and versatility, it's no wonder roses have captured the hearts of people around the world for centuries.


 

  Blue Moon

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A blue moon is a rare event that captures the imagination of people all over the world. While the term "blue moon" has been used to describe the second full moon in a calendar month, the mystical nature of the phenomenon extends beyond its scientific definition. The rarity of a blue moon has long been associated with magic and mystery, and many cultures have their own legends and folklore surrounding this event. In some traditions, the blue moon is seen as a time of heightened spiritual energy, when spells and rituals are more powerful. Others believe that a blue moon is a time of change and transformation, when old patterns and habits can be broken, and new opportunities can arise. Whether it's viewed as a time of spiritual significance or simply a beautiful and unusual occurrence, the blue moon holds a special place in the hearts of many, reminding us of the mystical and magical nature of the world around us.


 

  Candle Light

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Candles are a popular and versatile home accessory that have been used for centuries for their warm, inviting glow and soothing ambiance. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and scents, allowing for endless possibilities when it comes to decorating and creating a desired atmosphere. Candles can be used for relaxation, meditation, and even for romance, as the flickering flame and subtle fragrance can create a seductive and intimate atmosphere. Some candles are even made with natural ingredients like essential oils and soy wax, making them eco-friendly and safe for the environment. Candles can be enjoyed individually or combined to create a unique scent experience. They are the perfect addition to any home, adding warmth, comfort, and style to any space.


 

  Blue Jay

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Blue Jays are large, striking birds that are found throughout most of eastern and central North America. They have bright blue feathers on their wings and tail, a blue crest on their head, and white underparts. These birds are known for their bold personalities and raucous calls, often announcing their presence with a loud "jay, jay" call. Blue Jays prefer to live in forested areas and suburban neighborhoods, where they feed on a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and insects. They are also known to raid bird feeders and gardens for food. Blue Jays are monogamous and form pair bonds that can last for several years. During the breeding season, they build nests in trees and shrubs, and both parents help to care for the young. Blue Jays are not considered endangered, but they face threats from habitat loss due to deforestation and urbanization, as well as predation by domestic cats and other animals.

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  California Towhee (Pipilo crissalis)

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The California Towhee is a common bird species that is found throughout western North America, from southern Oregon to Baja California. They have a plain brownish-grey plumage with a rusty-red cap and undertail coverts. These birds prefer to live in shrubby areas, woodland, and gardens, where they feed on seeds, insects, and small invertebrates. They are also known for their distinctive "chink" call, which is often heard throughout the day. During the breeding season, they build nests on the ground, using grasses and other plant materials. California Towhees are not considered endangered, but they face threats from habitat loss due to urban development, agriculture, and wildfires. Despite their plain appearance, California Towhees are beloved by many birdwatchers and backyard bird enthusiasts for their charming personalities and engaging behavior.

  Dickcissel

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The Dickcissel is a small bird species that is found in grasslands and agricultural areas of North and South America. The male has a distinctive yellow breast, black bib, and greyish-brown upperparts, while the female is more subdued with a plain brownish-grey plumage. Dickcissels feed primarily on insects and seeds, and are known for their distinctive "dick-dick-ciss-ciss" call that is heard throughout the breeding season. They build nests in tall grasses, and both parents care for the young. Dickcissels are migratory birds, spending the winter months in South America and returning to their breeding grounds in the spring. While they are not considered endangered, they face threats from habitat loss due to conversion of grasslands to agriculture and urbanization. Efforts are underway to conserve and restore grassland habitats for the benefit of Dickcissels and other grassland birds.

  Yellow Headed Blackbird

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The Yellow-headed Blackbird is a striking bird species that is found in wetland habitats of western North America. The male has a distinctive bright yellow head and breast, with black wings and body, while the female is less colorful with a streaky brownish-black plumage. These birds feed primarily on insects, seeds, and small invertebrates, and are known for their distinctive "conk-a-ree" call that can be heard throughout the breeding season. They build nests in cattails and other tall vegetation near water, and both parents help to care for the young. Yellow-headed Blackbirds are migratory birds, spending the winter months in southern California, Arizona, and Mexico. While they are not considered endangered, they face threats from habitat loss due to wetland drainage and degradation, as well as predation by introduced species such as the Brown-headed Cowbird. Conservation efforts are underway to protect and restore wetland habitats for the benefit of Yellow-headed Blackbirds and other wetland birds.

  Sunflowers and Bees

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Sunflowers and bees have a special relationship that is essential to both their survival. Bees are attracted to sunflowers for their bright yellow petals and sweet nectar, while sunflowers rely on bees for pollination. When bees visit a sunflower, they collect pollen from the flower's male reproductive organ (the stamen) and transfer it to the female reproductive organ (the stigma) of other flowers, enabling fertilization and the production of seeds. This process not only allows sunflowers to reproduce, but it also helps to ensure the growth and reproduction of other plant species. Additionally, sunflowers provide an abundant source of food for bees during the summer months, helping to sustain their populations. This mutually beneficial relationship highlights the important role that bees play in our ecosystem and the interconnectedness of all living things


 

  Birds on a Wire

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Zephyr has fluffy lavendar feathers, who loves to fly with the wind and feel the breeze in its wings. Twirly has bright blue and green feathers, who loves to twirl and dance in the air. Swoop has dark green and pink feathers and lovesto dive and swoop through the sky. Peaches is a shy bird with peach-colored feathers, she loves to eat juicy peaches and perch in orchards.

All four of these whimsical birds are sitting on a wire. They are taking a break from their adventures and enjoying the view. They have been traveling together for days, exploring new places and meeting new friends, and now they have found a cozy spot to rest and chat. As they sit on the wire, they share stories of their travels and dreams for the future, feeling grateful for each other's company and the beauty of the world around them.

 

  Monarch Moment

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Catching a glimpse of a monarch butterfly for a fleeting moment is a magical experience that can leave you in awe of nature's beauty. These delicate creatures are known for their vibrant orange and black wings, which flutter gracefully as they fly. As you watch them in flight, it's easy to get lost in their fleeting beauty, as they seem to dance and twirl through the air. However, monarchs are migratory creatures, traveling thousands of miles each year to find the perfect climate and habitat for their survival. This means that catching a glimpse of a monarch can be a rare and special occurrence, making the moment all the more memorable. Even if you only see them for a few seconds, the sight of a monarch butterfly is sure to fill you with wonder and appreciation for the natural world.


 

  Monarch and Cattails

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Imagine observing a monarch butterfly amidst a field of cattails. It is a serene and peaceful experience that can transport you to a world of natural beauty. As the monarch flits from one cattail to the next, you can observe its movements and behavior up close. You may notice the way it delicately lands on the cattail's leaves, or the way it sips nectar from the flower's bloom. The sound of the rustling cattails adds to the ambiance, creating a soothing and calming effect. As you observe the monarch with the cattails, you become more aware of the delicate balance of nature and the importance of preserving these habitats for future generations. This simple yet beautiful encounter can inspire a deep appreciation for the natural world and a desire to protect it.


 

  Zodiac

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This zodiac sculpture is on the Santa Barbara Natural Histroy Observatory. Finding on an astronomical observatory holds significant meaning as it represents the study of celestial objects and their movements in relation to the zodiac signs. The zodiac is a belt of the heavens divided into 12 equal parts, each named after a constellation that the sun passes through during the year. The zodiac is an essential component of astrology, as each sign is believed to hold specific qualities and characteristics that influence human behavior and events on earth. The zodiac sculpture on an astronomical observatory serves as a reminder of the connection between the cosmos and human existence, as well as the importance of studying the stars and planets to gain a deeper understanding of our place in the universe. The sculpture can also be seen as a symbol of the observatory's commitment to scientific inquiry and exploration, as it continues to unlock the mysteries of the cosmos and expand our understanding of the world around us.

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  Nautilus

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A fossilized nautilus is significant as it provides a glimpse into the past and the evolution of life on earth. Nautiluses are marine creatures that have remained largely unchanged for millions of years, and their fossils can be found dating back to the Paleozoic era, over 500 million years ago. By studying these fossils, scientists can learn about the nautilus' physical characteristics, behavior, and environment, as well as the conditions and events that shaped the earth's history. The fossilized nautilus is also a symbol of the diversity of life on earth and the interconnectedness of all living things, as the nautilus has survived through many mass extinctions and continues to thrive in the oceans today. In addition, the fossilized nautilus is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of protecting the earth's ecosystems to ensure the survival of all species, including our own.

  Carnival by Moonlight
Carnival by Moonlight

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Carnival's delight,
Rousseau's brush sings with colors,
Dreams dance through the night.

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Lily

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  Alphabet Animals Poster

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A great decorative piece for a kid's room. Available with border or just alphabet animals (see below).

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Alphabet Poster