Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Harvest Time

Time for cutting of the hay.  It smells so good when they cut and rake the hay and then bale it.  The fields are so pretty.  Harvest time is here.  The air is a little crisp this morning.  It is pleasantly cool as I enjoy my coffee out on the patio.

Images and Post By Angela Hodge 9-2013 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hummingbird Moth My Summer Surprise

The Clear-Winged Hummingbird Moth is an unusual insect.  I found this little guy just a few weeks ago fluttering about and feeding from the Joe Pye Weed shrubs in my garden.  I had no idea what it was.  I posted a photo of it on another Web Site and then found out just how rare it is to see one and photo one.

A great thing to learn is that it is not endangered!  The species differ according to the areas they live in.  Its appearance is such that it is mistaken as a bumble bee or a hummingbird.  Well, I never thought it was a hummingbird but I did wonder what kind of bee it was!  The antennae are long and marked.  Nothing like any bee I have ever seen. Unlike most moths this insect has NO hearing organs.  It is largely covered with thick fur.

I had a good time with these guys.  They have returned a few times and I am sure they have been out there when I wasn't aware.  

Well, I am readying to go back out and find where that lemon yellow butterfly is.  Sure is a pretty one and big too!

Angela Hodge 8-2013  Image my own Lightedcolour Photography AH Time Stamped 8-2013

Posing Beauty

This special butterfly posed for me in so many beautiful ways.

Swallowtail Female Butterfly

There are so many pretty butterflies this summer.  I don't think I have seen this many before.  Most of them are Swallowtails.  I saw a beautiful lemon yellow butterfly yesterday.  I enjoy them all though.  I hope you do too!

Beautiful Sunset

WHAT do you think when you see a Sunset?  I think some of them are the most beautiful ever.   I think of the great day I had.  For sure I am grateful to have another day.  Mostly I know without thinking too much who to thank for the beautiful Sunset.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pretty Pansies Everywhere

My Pansies Blooming With Brilliant color.  They provide a diversion with their small bright blooms in the green foliage in The Garden.  The purples and blues are amazing.