Last night, we didn't even make it out of our own front yard without having to go back in and get my good camera. We had noticed an interesting large insect at one of our flowering plants, then another, and another. Hummingbird moths! (We looked them up later; specifically White-Lined Sphinx Moths.) We stood and watched them for many minutes. They are super cool bugs! We found if we approached the plants slowly and then stood still, they would fly very close. I think my boys wish they could be pets. One said they were awesome. When we came back from our walk we noticed many more around our front yard, at least a dozen. After being creeped out by huge beetles, a couple scorpions, and fire ants this summer, it was nice to see a bug like this. Maybe other people have seen them a hundred times, but we had never seen any and were totally excited about them! I think we're going to sound like tourists in our town for some time to come, with everything so new and different to us.
|thankful that someone planted so many of these perennial flowers in our yard|
|such a cool bug!|
|wild bunny in the late evening sun|
|rainbow over a neighbor's house|