LED & Garden

Now and Then #13

Today’s photo: LED ribbon lighting on quilting frame crossbar, January 13, 2018 (Pentax K-3 II).

Today’s photo1: LED ribbon lighting on quilting frame crossbar, January 13, 2018 (Pentax K-3 II).

When I remodeled the quilting room, I installed tracks with LED lights to improve the lighting of the room, but a crossbar on Karen’s quilting frame left a shadow all the way across the quilt she would be working on.  One solution was clamp-on lights, clamped on to the crossbar.  This LED ribbon light eliminated the need for the clamp-on lights.  For this depth-of-field photo, the dimmer on the ribbon was on its lowest setting.

Photo Favorite: American painted lady butterfly on purple coneflower, West-Central Arkansas, June 25, 2011 (Pentax K-r)

Photo Favorite2: American painted lady butterfly on purple coneflower, West-Central Arkansas, June 25, 2011 (Pentax K-r)

The American painted lady or American lady (Vanessa virginiensis) is a butterfly found throughout North America. Vanessa virginiensis lives in flowery habitats, usually in mountains. The larvae feed on various Asteraceae, especially the cudweeds of genus Gnaphalium. All stages of the life cycle can be found throughout temperate North America as well as Madeira and the Canary Islands. Occasionally individuals can be found as far as southwest Europe.3

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower, hedgehog coneflower, or purple coneflower) is a North American species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to eastern North America and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwestern United States as well as in the Canadian Province of Ontario. It is most common in the Ozarks and in the Mississippi/Ohio Valley.4


  1. Today’s Photo is a photo that is almost always taken the day of the blog post.  In some instances, posts may be backdated if internet access is not available on the day of the photo or other reasons prevent posting Now and Then.
  2. Photo Favorite is a randomly selected older photograph from a batch of photos specifically “curated” for Now and Then.
  3. American painted lady – Wikipedia
  4. Echinacea purpurea – Wikipedia

Note: Reference links were accessed on the date the blog post was published, unless otherwise stated.

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