Lady Vanessa (September 2015)

Lady Vanessa (September 2015, 4″ x 4″, linocut)Lady Vanessa (September 2015, 4″ x 4″, linocut)

When I first moved to the Sierra, I wanted to clear out an oily, rangy looking bush that seemed unattractive to my citified sensibilities.  Then, one day I realized that these bushes were attracting dozens of butterflies each!  It turns out that Yerba Santa is a favorite of the butterfly, Vanessa Cardui or Painted Lady.  The working title, though deemed too long, was Painted Lady on Sacred Herb.  And so the Yerba Santa was saved with a renewed appreciation of the environment’s interconnectedness.

Published by redtailprintmaker

Printmaker. Wife. Mother. Foodie. Expert Weeder.

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