Category Archives: Diversion



Posts will be infrequent and short as I work on other projects. So, in case you missed it before, this Dogbane leaf beetle — tired of posing — lifts its elytra and unfolds the flight […]

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Just mildly interesting.

I’ve known for a several years about the famous (in Holland, anyhow) Dutch ecologist and botanist Dr. Jac P. Thijsse (1865 – 1945) who gained his reputation through his naturalistic park designs. Although my father […]

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The Year in Review 2014

I was going to skip the usual “best-of” and “thank-you” post this year, as I have been feeling under the weather and somewhat lost lately. However, I do have much to be thankful for, and […]

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First ‘Splendour Awaits’ Survey

You can influence the future of this blog by filling out a short survey. Thank you!

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Day of Pink

  This is the Day of Pink, the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities. I would have ignored it if it wasn’t for the news this morning, and my […]

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I am privileged to have the opportunity to follow my interests in what most would call a ‘full-time’ capacity. While many have the drive and the focus to follow their passion from the earliest age and then turn […]

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Ten Commandments for Aspiring Macro Photographers

I was suddenly struck with religious thoughts a few nights ago, while watching the KSPS program on the Buddha. Buddhism is not my religious tradition, but it made me recall† the misguided days of my […]

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Diversion ahead…What’s going on?

Some may have noticed that there have been a few changes around this blog recently. Here’s what’s happening: My time blogging  at Splendour Awaits (previously ‘The Bugwhisperer’) and the many bug photography field trips that […]

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