the view from our balcony in the alps. last night the clouds disappeared and it was probably the most lovely, starriest sky i have ever seen.
we went to a glacial stream the other day and saw some caddis fly cases in a rock pool there. the small grey cases reminded me of how amazing these insects are – creating a shell around their still developing bodies by using materials found around them. the artist hubert duprat experimented with putting the larvae into a tank containing gems and precious metals. this picture shows the results of this beautiful experiment. nature is magical.