Nature I loved, and, next to nature, art

This gunmetal-blue ladybug was introduced into Hawaii in a successful attempt to control an insect pest called the spiraling whitefly. But it also does an efficient number on aphids like the one whose not yet fully eaten body lies, for the moment, above.
“Liberty Loans. Official Liberty Bond car, and tank,” Washington, 1918. Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress, Contrast and detail restored. Article: “British Tank Invades Capital. Crew of Tank Collect Big Tribute for Liberty Loan.” Washington Times, April 19, 1918, pages 1 and 2.