This poster features a Small Milkweed Bug ( Lygaeus kalmii) on pink poppy petals with soft green grass in the background. This bug is black with orange bands on the forewings that form an “X.” The head is also black with a red spot on the top which often extends to the face. It is theorized that this bright colored pattern is to warn predators that the insect tastes bad. They feed on plants which contain toxins that the insects take into their bodies when feeding. The insects are not harmed by the toxins, but predators don’t like the taste of the insects, so after tasting a black and orange insect, they learn to leave them alone!
This tote bag features a mallard duck, very surprised to find himself surrounded by fluffy white snow from an early storm. His lovely green iridescent neck, yellow beak and intricately patterned wings really stand out against all that white!
A white Japanese-style crane surrounded by Japanese symbols of good luck: plum blossoms, pine trees, and bamboo leaves. Cranes are the symbols of happiness, love, peace, and longevity.
Saint Bernard & Greyhound Vintage dog Art greeting card that you can personalize with your own text. These make perfect cards for dog lovers of all kinds. Matching postage is also available.
Out of the Void Poster by Bebops
I am constantly astonished and entranced by the myriad forms of life on this planet. To quote one of my very favorite authors, Annie Dillard, in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, "the creator has pizzazz".
I hope to display a variety of animal images on this blog to delight us all. I have created many products featuring wildlife and pets for my Zazzle stores, Bebop's Place and Bebop's Weddings, using my original photographs and designs. I am also constantly amazed at the gorgeous animal products available from the rest of the Zazzle community. I am hoping others will enjoy this blog and even be moved to purchase some of these lovely items for gifts or just for the pleasure of having such beauty around.