Japanese Beetles



 






The Japanese Beetles are back in full force. Last year, they completely defoliated one of our trees and it looks as if they are going to give us a repeat performance. I woke up yesterday to a deck full of dead, munched-on leaves. It looked like fall. It feels a little bit hopeless. But, Silas helped me gather a few leaves and we're experimenting with them: collaging, printing, stamping. Maybe we can pull a little bit of beauty out of all that destruction.

13 comments:

  1. What a bummer. That is really destructive!

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  2. Yikes! Hoping your can create a little bit of beauty from it :)

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  3. way to make lemonade! I love your wabi-sabi!

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  4. Oh dear! I haven't seen any of those here, although it really does make an awesome print.

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  5. Oh my goodness - but I have to say that the leaves look like little pieces of art!

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  6. aw, so sweet how you found a way to create something out of their destruction! Love it.

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  7. Ohhh...terrible for the trees, but there is something very artsy about all those lacy designs.

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  8. So nice to see you finding beauty in those menacing little beetles! They love my raspberries and pole beans, I spend so much time out in the garden daily flicking them off leaves into a can of soapy water.

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  9. Oh gosh, so scary looking!
    But the leaves look pretty cool :)

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  10. Bummer C- sorry to hear they are bad again. :(

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  11. Yikes! Although those leaves do look quite beautiful..

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  12. It's funny how something so destructive could be so beautiful!

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