Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Spring Nymphs

One of my favorite errands is taking the trash and recycling to the Peterborough Recycling Center and for good reason - 1.  it seems to be somewhat of a social gathering place for the community and 2. I never know what sort of treasures I'll find there.  I've found vintage photos, old journals, magazines and books.   Last fall I found a book on titled Nymphs, fully expecting :

 A mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations


collage created from that idea

what the book actually contained was nymphs of this definition


A stage in the life cycle of certain arthropods,
such as ticks and lice.
 The nymph stage is between the nit
and the adult louse stages.
A nymph louse looks like an adult but is smaller.
Nymphs mature into adults
 about 7 days after hatching.
To live, the nymph must feed on blood.
collage based on the latter definition

Quite different, hope you enjoy them both!




4 comments:

vivienne strauss said...

Sorry for the wonky pagination, the post keeps showing up normal in preview and then changes when published... no patience for this sort of thing :D

Lisa Graham Art said...

I had trouble posting on Monday...insert a photo and the darned thing kept going to the top of the post. And I can't click and drag like you're supposed to be able to. I guess it's to be expected when something is free. Oh well.

Love your nymphs! Fun fun fun!

tamara said...

ooh, i love these, especially the second... which leads me to believe that i'm genuinely beginning to share in my son's fascination with bugs!

vivienne strauss said...

thank you Lisa & Tamara!