I spent some time outside this morning taking pictures. I found quite a few beautiful things, including this cicada skin. According to Wikipedia, the term for this is “exuviae,” meaning “things stripped from a body.”
I’ve seen a lot of these things over the years. This is one of the best examples I’ve ever found. They’re not always in such fine condition. It’s amazing how many details you can see in it. Maybe some people wouldn’t call it beautiful, but I do!