Is there a better way to start a holiday weekend than taking pictures of a moth on a mirror? Of course there are, but you have to admit, this looks kinda awesome.
Look at the moth belleh! I love the way it looks like it’s face-to-face with another moth, with their little feet touching like they’re playing patty-cake.
Me being me, o’ course, I took several shots:
That one shows off that kind of ruff thing it’s got going on, sorta like a lion’s mane – anybody know why that evolved?
That didn’t turn out as sharp as I’d have liked, but I like the angle, so there you are. Speaking of angles, you’d be amazed at the contortions you have to go through to get a macro of a moth in a mirror without shooting both yourself and the camera.
You may be wondering why there’s a moth on my bathroom mirror. It’s due to this wee beastie:
When she goes out on the porch, she freaks out if I don’t leave the door open for her. This allows random moths to fly in, and for some reason, they loves them the bathroom. One ended up in the kitchen once, and I watched it drink sweat off my soda can, which was strangely fascinating. But normally, they head straight for the bathroom, where they hang out on the mirror or hide in the shower curtain, and scare the crap out of me by flying out without warning. Sometimes, I’m able to catch them and usher them back outside, but they resist. I suppose they could find their way out if they wish.
Anyway. Insects. Figured I’d share one. RQ was mentioning FtB needed more insects. There’s also some talk of botany. We’re doing a walk through the woods on Sunday, so I imagine I can find some o’ that for ye. Geology is my first love, but we’re not in an exclusive relationship, so I’m sure it won’t get jealous.
It’s a holiday weekend here in the US (thank you, unions!), and I haz planz for it involving paint and nails and hiking, so I may be a bit scarce, but I’ll try to get you a UFD posted soon. If anyone has any special requests for things found along streams in the Cascades, now’s the time to say. And I may go hunt some dragonflies on Monday – one so large I could see it clearly even at a distance of several feet stopped at the light with me today, and hovered outside the windshield for a moment, telling me that a walk by the pond would probably be rewarded with some amazing critters. Perhaps there will even be butterflies. Time to drink the last drops of summer, it seems.
See you soon, my darlings!