While born in Montreal, I was raised in in the south of France from age four to fifteen, living in Antibes and later Aix-en-Provence.
While this was long before the age of digital photography and my old prints and slides have not yet been brought back to life—and thus cannot document those times—France forever owns my heart.
On a recent visit to Staten Island’s Conference House Park, the lanternflies were everywhere. There were insect highways going up tree trunks, and more annoyingly, they’d fall back on us. Nobody likes bugs, missunderestimated* threat or not. Lanternfly on ID.4 • ♦ • * As someone not so famous once said.