(Almost) Forgot this word


Found this almost-drowned butterfly in the lake last week; I don’t think our rescue was enough for him/her to survive.

Under a grey sky, I might consider loon calls plangent, but probably not if it’s sunny.


A loud, reverberating sound considered melancholy. (From the Latin word for lamenting.)

One comment

  1. kayak woman says:

    Ooch, one of my favorite lepidopterans. Or not. But I still don’t like to see creatures die. So, you go, girl.