Poem about Caterpillar and Butterfly Metamorphosis

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, there wasn’t much to report at Olympics 2012 yesterday for Team GB and GG. Team GB’s men’s gymnastics team did great to get a bronze, while the Lithuanian swimming team got gold for Team GG. Meanwhile, life has been going on as normal over at fmpoetry, where Marc latham has just published the 121st of 121 Folding Mirror poems in his upcoming 242 Folding Mirror Poems and Reflections book. And without ado, here it is for you to preview:

Butterfly in Flight

The Caterpillar and Butterfly: Metamorphosis in the Middle

Angels love the way butterflies manifest
shimmering wings harmoniously synchronise
fluttering over aromatic magnoliophyta
free after metamorphosis in pupa.

One type of colourful creature entered
different looking one emerged
tissue, limbs and organs alter
and flightless bug has a bright future.

hanging out on a branch, having eaten leaves for brunch

A pretty pleasant crawler is the caterpillar
leading double life as larva
sometimes allying with ants
and shedding cuticles instar stage apolysis.

Originating in a leaf-glued egg
on certain species-specific host-plants
seemingly inactive and lifeless
but all the time appropriating defences.

English: Io moth caterpillar seen on the wall ...

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Olympics 2012: Fine Zen of Fencing

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, with the latest sports news from the Olympics. Congratulations to Lizzie Armitstead and Rebecca Adlington for winning Team GB’s first gold medals, and to the men’s footie team for their first win too.

Team GG

Team GG noticed great greenygrey performances by the Lithuanian swimming team (tracksuits and caps), and also the Italian synchronised divers (swimsuits).

But it was the fencing that really got our attention on Day 2.

We found that just watching the fencing without sound was quite surreal. With the fencers looking grey a lot of the time, and green or red lights being used to show when the fencers scored, we thought it was quite reminiscent of the Greenygrey world, with Grey providing the foundation, and Green brightening it up at times.

Yes, some fine zen moments indeed.

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Werewolf of Oz Episode to Cheer Up GG Team GB Supporters

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, we’ve held our sports correspondent back for another day, after GG’s fave team, Team GB, had a disastrous  disappointing first day. At least the GB ladies football team had another good win, and Brazil’s ladies have chosen to employ the Greenygrey backroom staff that worked so well for Portugal in Euro 2012. Here’s a photo of the BACKroom staff in action from the BBC coverage:

We thought we’d cheer up all GG fans Team GB supporters with an episode of Grey’s comedy-fantasy classic Werewolf of Oz, and here it is:

14.  GREY TAKES GREY ROAD TO GREY

I gathered momentum after passing Coorow, and was soon on the Green Head Road. This of course reminded me of my other half Green, and I became quite nostalgic once again. At least it took my mind off Latham, which was pushed to the extremities of my memories.

Greyt Welcome for Grey in Grey

I was making good progress toward Perth when I found myself on the Grey Road to Grey. Unbelievable I know, but true and totally unplanned! If I was writing pure fiction I wouldn’t dare include it! It’s finding hidden little treasures like this that keep the magic of virtual travelling alive for me.

When I entered Grey there was another surprise (purely fictional this time!), because there were welcome signs for me everywhere. One read: ‘The Grey is Greyt’; while another went a little too far for my liking, although it did sound rather tasty: ‘The Grey is Veggie Gravy Filled with Fried Onions on Top of Mashed Potato and Mushrooms.’ I appreciated the thought all the same… and the recipe.

We had a greyt night.

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Olympic Opening Ceremony Photo Highlights

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. The Olympics 2012 opening ceremony lived up to Greenygrey expectations, with the average British weather of dry and cloudy providing comfortable and authentic conditions for the spectators, and setting the tone for a very pleasant spectacular.

Green and Pleasant Land to Pandemonium

The Greenygrey provided the foundation for the opening ceremony, with the green and pleasant land giving way to the Pandemonium of the grey industrial revolution written about by John Milton in Paradise Lost.

As the grey skies darkened it was time for the lights and fireworks to star, and the Greenygrey could rest knowing it had done its job; and what a fine stint it put in.

Good on Humanity, no Animal Representation

It was nice to see all the UK represented in London 2012, but a shame that no wild animals were symbolically represented.

It was a great occasion on the human side though, and nice to see the Queen joining in with humour (in the film anyway!), the NHS and builders represented, those lost in 7/7, and the future generation lighting the torch. It was also great to see Team Ireland wearing a spectacular Greenygrey uniform.

Here’s our Greenygrey photo highlights from the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony:

The Red Arrows fly over the Olympic Stadium:

Greenygrey Britain is represented as an ancient pleasant land:

A Greenygrey cauldron:

Team Ireland choose a Greenygrey uniform for the opening ceremony:

Now, on with the games…

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Olympics Opening Ceremony set to be Greenygrey Spectacular

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. They brought me in for today’s blog, as ‘Werewolfie’ is probably going to have a lot of sport to report in the next fortnight, and today’s Olympic opening ceremony is more art than sport. And what a greenygrey spectacular Danny Boyle‘s essence of greenygrey UK creation looks set to be.

Olympic Opening Ceremony Photos

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and I am more artist than writer, so here’s a few thousand words worth of what could be the most spectacular display of greenygrey ever!:

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Olympic Stadium, Park Photos and Map

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, I think I’m in for a busy fortnight with the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow, and the ladies’ football getting the games under way yesterday. Congratulations to the Team GB women for their 1-0 win, and apologies to the North Korean ladies for the Boratish (see yesterday’s blog) mistake with their flag!

Olympic Stadium and Park in Environmentally Friendly Greenygrey

We think the architects and builders have done a great job in capturing the essence of greenygrey in the Olympic stadium and park, with lots of greenery and water to offset the construction, and it’s also supposed to be the most environmentally friendly Olympic stadium.

So we’re proud to bring you several photos here that highlight that. They are mostly from the London 2012 site, apart from the second one, which is from the Guardian; found after a google search.

Our favourite photo at the Greenygrey is the futuristic UFOesque/diving dolphin Aquatic Centre, which really shows the greenygrey in its best constructed state:

And it’s even greenygrey inside:

Here’s a close-up of the greenery and water outside:

This night shot captures green grass between grey cloud nature and grey construction stadium:

And if you want to find your way around the stadium for the opening ceremony you can download this greenygrey map by clicking on it:

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Sunshine for Olympics makes Britain seem more Bearable

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, celebrity naturalist at the Greenygrey. I was thinking this week how Olympic athletes have seen the two sides of Britain since their arrival last week, with the greenygrey weather of last weekend breaking into hot sunshine for the southern half of Britain over the last few days. The greenygrey weather has travelled farther south now, so it is a shorter journey north for any athletes in London who are pining for more greenygrey.

Borat of Kazakhstan Bear Hunting

The international feel to Britain at the moment reminded me of a fellow from Kazakhstan I saw talking about bears in his country; Borat was his name. Here he is in glorious greenygrey:

Cover of "Borat - Cultural Learnings of A...

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He said he used to hunt bears in his country, but didn’t any more; because there were none left.

It’s the same kind of situation in Britain; although the government laudably banned hunting with dogs ten years ago, and we do have some of the best  animal welfare legislation in the world now.

Is Britain Bearable?

We do lack big wild animals like those seen in North America and some European countries. The sunshine of recent days makes me think that Britain would be even better with some bears in the wild; maybe even some sun bears.

English: One of Wellington Zoo's sun bears rel...

English: One of Wellington Zoo’s sun bears relaxes in the afternoon sun. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It would probably need high strong fences to keep the animals in a reserve though; and protect them from humans and other predators… and vice-versa.

I saw a similar scheme in Australia on Secrets of our Living Planet, presented by Chris Packham, with the title of Killer Moggy of Oz reminding me of Grey’s amazing book title Werewolf of Oz.

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