I couldn’t resist taking a selfie with this newly emerged Monarch after she at first fluttered onto my shoulder, flew to my hat, and then decided to stay for a bit on my neck.
Butterflies have sharp crochet-like hooks at the bottom of their tarsi (butterfly name for feet) and it feels a bit pokey when they land on your skin. The hooks enable the butterfly to grip securely to surfaces. During a strong wind, the hooked tarsi are all that is keeping the butterfly grounded.
Thank you Nicole Duckworth for the photo caption🙂
As the art of documenting ourselves reaches an all time high (or low?) you know have a new toy to try!
Introducing the worlds first 360 degree selfie cam, the PANONO…or the “Pano no no no you didn’t” cam.
Alice Curtis made this selfie in her bedroom mirror about 75 years ago. It probably wasn’t Gloucester’s first selfie, but I’ve never seen an older one. Today’s selfie is defined as taken with the photographer’s arm, and no mirror, tripod, or self timer used. Some say a cell phone camera must be used. I say hogwash, and enjoy the photographer who made 7,000 of my historic negatives. Alice was a pioneer in many ways.
Thirty five and some years later, about 1975, I photographed my maternal grandmother, Jennie Lee (Mitchell) Scales reflected in her bedroom dresser mirror. I think the comparison of the two photos is amazing.
All are adorable and sweet and obviously beloved (even Melissa’s uhhh-humm sauced-looking kitty), and all are very, very fortunate to have such loving, caring families to look after them. Thank you everyone for sharing your pet’s selfies!
My master may have taken this after a wild Saturday night…submitted by none other than Melissa Cox.
Joanne Souza’s Kali
Maggie from Allison
Lily and George submitted by Allison
Puppy Lola sent in by Wendy Whalen
Susan Canning’s Mae
Joanne Mark’s Mae
And last, but not least, is Rita Stapulonis’s Napu
Kathy Power’s Wulla
Kathy Powers’s Wulla just makes it in with the comment, “I may be a little late, but am sending in Ri’s shot. She was “J’s Rollo” in her racing days, but is now my couch potato.”
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