Friday, September 18, 2009

A Spectacular Moth

There's much to love about Texas if you take people and politics out of the equation. Like the moths.

I awoke one morning this week and walked outside on the patio to find this beauty on the door with its wing very near where the door would close on it.

I moved it down to the patio where it stayed throughout the day without moving. txrad finally discovered it there late in the afternoon and started snapping pictures, not realizing I'd already snapped a few in the wee morning hours.

Actually, I thought it had died until Sweet Pea decided to play with it and I heard wings flapping. I rescued it and put it on a tree in the yard and it promptly fell to the ground with wings flapping. So I just figured it was dying.

Later on I noticed it on the side of the house, several feet away from the tree where I had placed it. I decided they must be very lazy during the day and that it was just waiting for night to fall. I haven't seen it since then.