Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Talisay or umbrella tree (Terminalia catappa), Cebu 2013
of what use is it to a passerby to stay,
to a poet writing autumn in a dry country,
a painter whose landscapes are always gay?
The leaves fall to the ground one by one like confetti,
tattered they are, more so, as they all dry;
to whose honor bestowed such singular treat, if any,
but a child whose curiosity doesn't die.
And he greets the tiny artist ensconced in a bag.
"Hello, do you like the embroidery I made?"
Rough is its art, far from the finesse of veil or rug,
yet opened a new world to a future sage. ~
Two species of bagwaorm: Crypthothelea fuscescens (upper photos);
Crypthothelea heckmeyeri (lower photos), Family Psychidae, Order Lepidoptera