i don’t know why, but i have a really hard time letting go of my STILL blog specimens and returning them to nature. i get attached. they tend to gather and pile up on most of the horizontal surfaces of my home. this assemblage was put together with just the specimens on the table on our terrace in autignac, france. only a few of them made it to minnesota in my suitcase. the rest was returned to languedocien soil.
i like this photo. it feels like a fitting wrap-up to our three and a half months in southern france.