Wednesday, October 04, 2006


The 37-th WHA Haiga Contest


Blogger Alan Summers said...

Very nice photo! What type of butterfly is it?

Congrats on the competition!

tree nymph -
i think we both blink
at the camera flash

Wildwalk-at-Bristol ginko
BHS journal 'Blithe Spirit'

Wed Oct 04, 08:21:00 am GMT  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...


Thank you your for kind words and beautiful haiku.

I think it is:

Pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor)---This beautiful butterfly has iridescent blue on the upper side of the hindwing and is particularly stunning with the sun shining on the wings. This species is most often found in open woodlands and woodland edges. They are most common in the central and southern parts of Illinois. They range from In the Chicago area, pipevine swallowtails are being monitored closely as one of their main habitats there has undergone aerial spraying of Bt to kill gypsy moths. The Bt may affect the pipevine caterpillars. As their name implies, their host plants are pipevines.

Wed Oct 04, 09:18:00 am GMT  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

sorry for typo
I meant
"thank you for your"

Wed Oct 04, 09:20:00 am GMT  
Blogger Alan Summers said...

Thanks Natalia! Pipevine swallowtail, wow, what a name!

Wed Oct 04, 04:33:00 pm GMT  
Blogger Vic Gendrano said...

Hi Natalia,

A very nice haiga and appropriate for the season. Having noticed fewer and fewer butterflies, I wrote this one in the rose garden of the County museum a while back.

one butterfly wanders
in the museum's garden
others, boxed inside

Vic Gendrano

Thu Oct 05, 12:09:00 am GMT  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...


Thank you! I enjoyed your haiku. It is beautiful and multilayered.

Thu Oct 05, 01:27:00 am GMT  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Thu Oct 05, 02:40:00 am GMT  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

J. Andrew

Thank you for your kind words!

Thu Oct 05, 04:18:00 am GMT  

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