Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Wordless Wednesday – A summer visitor: Hummingbird Hawk Moth
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Marvelous photos, Allison, not an easy subject!
Thanks. 🤣 It’s a good thing the photography is digital now!
I’ve only seen a hummingbird hawk moth three or four times. This is the version I’ve seen. They are quite something. And what an interesting historical note!
Oh my! What a looker. 🙂
Your photos are fabulous! I have finally got some visiting this garden after planting valerian for precisely that reason. They love the Salvia sclarea too! 😃
Thanks Cathy. This week I’ve also been spotting the moths on other plants (as the valerian goes over), like: echium, phlox and lychnis. I definitely think that there are more of them here this year. PS I finally have lots of bee on my eryngiums 😌. I must be a bit behind you in terms of its flowering stage.
How wonderful! I’ve only seen one in our garden so I’m very envious.
Keep your eye out, as I swear there are many more visiting than we normally see.
Great photos. I love the sound too!
Thanks. You have good ears 🙂
These are amazing photos, Allison and a great sighting!
Thank you Cathy! It’s ridiculous how many are around this year 🙂