It was your decision to plant the canna Placing them strategically throughout the garden Technically, the root is edible But we will never eat them
So in the harvester’s mind….window dressing Though, Any flower that draws the pollinator Is welcomed here
I sat in the garden While nothing was happening I noticed the dozens of little butterflies Flitting with frenzied effort Looking for mates Looking to lay eggs On our green bean buds
West coast butterflies floated Like reluctant autumn leaves Refusing to drop to the ground They too, searching for pheromones The promise of larva Rummaging our summer squash
Just there Between the orange of the red cape honeysuckle Falls the light blue of plumbago Like the waters from a distant mountain. Within their marriage Dwells the wasp Searching out nectar And the eggs and larva of the butterfly
Yes, nothing was happening In this micro environment
I have added a second ambient music/video to my youtube channel!
Dream Sequence 5 features video of butterflies I find on the trails I travel. If you are looking to be excited, this may not be for you. The intent for music is wholly devoted to the ambient cause….a backdrop of sound to allow one to concentrate on something else.
In San Diego, we are mostly an arid climate. Even near the Pacific most of the terrain is chaparral (low brush and smaller trees). The video was made near the San Diego river. It is lush with trees and every year around August, the swallowtails come to look for mates. This year I decided I would document this event. The swallowtail will find “highways” between trees and follow a pattern of flying within these lanes. A male will approach a female and emit pheromones in an attempt to woo a female. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much.
There are a few clips of cabbage whites in there too….they are very abundant here.
The dream sequence number originates from the titles I give each music composition when I sit down to create it. I liked the #4 effort more than the previous three so that one ended up first on the list for posting. Eventually I will back into the first three as I add entries.
My next effort will be of ocean waves and more peaceful music. Thank you for your support!
This weekend was very busy! I helped my daughter (3rd Saturday in a row). We are building a quail hutch for her homestead farming aspirations. The summer is ending and that typically means it gets very hot here. I am not as strong as I used to be, so I am good for 4-5 hours before the heat saps my ambition. One or two more weekends, and she will move her quail to their new home. This previous post alludes to a new project I have dedicated myself to: https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/photographicimpressionistic.com/718
It is dedicated to simple video with ambient music/sounds for relaxing. These efforts are directed for those times when a little music or video is desired, but only in the ambient sense.
This first piece contains background music composed simply for peripheral use during times when distractions are not wanted….i.e. studying, relaxing, meditation, or even just falling asleep. The music presentation utilizes sampled orchestra instruments and phrases (multiple instrumentation recorded melodies). Future work will include natural white noise, nature’s sounds… all with the intent to help the listener/watcher focus with an open mind.