There were slim pickings in this weekend's H&G, but we did enjoy the two gems after the jump.
• Unhappy with Eichler: Kathleen Haley reveals that an unrenovated Eichler is like the stiletto of fashionable houses: looks much better than it feels.
• The cycle of life unfolds on a single leaf: In a piece that reminds us of A.S. Byatt's ant watchers in Angels and Insects, Mary Pearson elaborates on the amazing drama revealed by close observation of the delicate gulf fritillary butterfly chrysalis in her backyard.
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