Those first memories of a shoot coming through the Earth, ones first autumn or snowstorm will last a lifetime.
The Peacocks return.
Triggered by the perfect meeting of light, temperature and day length this spectacular member of the ecology graces us once more.
These dazzling harlequin wings bring joy and color to this late winter day.
Her appearance is another sign that the Earth is waking up and stretching to meet the coming Spring.
As for this fragile lepidopteral masterpiece, she is a miracle of the sheer genius of evolution.
For when the hind wings are revealed, those startling blue eyes combined with her abdomen become the face of an owl.
In an instant, she becomes the predator and whatever was hunting her backs away for its own self preservation.
When one gets close, all life has an incredible tale to tell.