Some Strange Antenna Articulation

Current festival: On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (September 4-6), I’ll be in Avon, Colorado in Nottingham Park with my art. Stop by and have a look. Bonus here is that on Monday night, Los Lobos will be playing a free show.

Yesterday, the longhorns were all over this particular goldenrod. Tried to catch multiples in a single shot, but failed at that. This one, though, really struck me. I’ve seen them do some strange things with their antennae, but never seen an arc like this. Just curling all the way around. I’ve also never seen them so enthusiastic about the goldenrod. Normally, they prettymuch stick to ths sunflowers. Fun fact: Only female longhorns have stingers. The males don’t. Not entirely sure how to figure out the difference, though, except for that. And that method seems dumb.

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Digression: 2022 Calendar Production

It’s well past time to put together the 2022 calendar. That means I need fourteen great shots (one for the cover, twelve months, and one for the back cover).

So…if you get some time, please nominate a favorite shot or few from this site for consideration. You can leave a comment on this post, or email me at

Big bonus: if your nomination is selected for the calendar, I’ll send you a 5×7 version of it to thank you. Good fun.