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.