Re-post: A lighter shade of pale

10 02 2012

Originally posted Feb. 11, 2009

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.




7 responses

10 02 2012
Lea's Menagerie

Absolutley beautiful!
Stunning whites!
Thanks for sharing!

10 02 2012

Thim shor air purdy flars. I luf I cud gro sum bakuh my hous stiduh wids!

As you may have guessed, I am a confirmed linguistaholic, and I am studying the Apalachicolian language, a regional dialect used by many people in the southern regions of our country including many Georgians, Alabamians and Mississippians.

I am also engrossed in learning Esperanto, a language that is much more difficult to master. As an example, assuming that you are not proficient in the Esperanto language, how would you respond (in English) to the following questions asked by a native Esperanto speaker?

Kiel vi nomigas? Kiel vi fartas?

I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two won’t count.

Give up?

Those questions mean What is your name? and How are you doing?

In order to assist me in my studies of Esperanto, would you please disclose the nature of your guesses, whether you made one, two, three or more?

10 02 2012
Molly C. Corum

I am grateful for the camera getting the close up pictures. I don’t want to get too close to the flowers, the bugs might bite me!!!!!!!! LOVE ALL THE DETAILS, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!

14 02 2012
Steve Schwartzman

Ah, the drama of the white crab spider and the little bee-fly that didn’t fly.

Steve Schwartzman

15 02 2012

Wow, how beautiful. I can’t believe that white spider. Is he really eating another bug?

15 02 2012

Thanks, Ruth. Yes, unfortunately for the Flower fly (or Hoverfly), that is a spider eating him. As quickly as Flower Flies fly, this one wasn’t quite quick enough.

2 03 2012
Steve Snedeker

That’s all just absurdly fascinating. Well done, Cindy.

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