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It was a rough weekend for the community. Family and friends gathered to bury not four, but five of their neighbors. The most recent loss was Beatrice from Honey Grove.
Cicero Skimmer Dragonfly
Cicero was an active member of the Mosquito Regulation Task Force. He dedicated his life to maintaining manageable levels of mosquitoes in the community. Without his leadership efforts mosquitoes may reach dangerous levels.
Barbara Butterfly from the House of Swallowtail
Barbara Butterfly, her friends knew her as “B.B.”, was an acclaimed fashion model and designer. Her work has been featured in Wings Weekly, Blooms and Papillon magazine. Her influence in fashion spans the globe – not only in the insect community but among humans.
Walter and Wilma from the Scarab family
They were siblings, best of friends and entrepreneurs. They paved the way for the “live jewelry” movement—and transformed it into a respected industry. They were worn on women’s garments—mostly for swanky gatherings, fund-raisers and black tie events. They believed humans and beetles could bring out the best in each other.
Beatrice from Honey Grove, Texas
Beatrice had a lively, adventurous spirit. She made friends wherever she went and she went everywhere! She loved traveling to gardens, parks and even had favorite units at the LBJ National Grasslands. Because of her efforts, blooms abound all over Texas. Gardens will not be as vibrant without dear Beatrice to brighten it.
Services provided by Grasshopper & Sons Funeral Home.
Tune in to Big Bertha’s Adventures for coverage in the ongoing investigation.
Cameras: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Dates: July 2017
Notes: These photos do not help the cause toward me discarding odd objects in my home. The dried flowers, stones and other natural elements came in very handy as props for the insects.
If you are squeamish about insects, I hope you are still able to appreciate the strange beauty and atmosphere in the photos. I have no idea how I did it but I’m quite proud of this work.