I have not seen as many butterflies this year as in past years.
Usually I would have a least two or three at the butterfly bush at any given moment but not this year.
While walking Raider a couple of nights ago, John called for me to see this large nighttime moth visiting the cleome.
Only a guy could get so excited about a moth!
“Did you see that long proboscis?”
“Sure, Honey. Really cool!”
Okay… I have to say that is a pretty cool looking moth! Thanks for sending me the link to Knitting Kat. I will definitely be spending a little time browsing there tonight. So excited to share a little beginning spinning how to very soon. 🙂
Oh my! What beauties! Your photos make even a moth look gorgeous!
Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says
The flowers are so pretty. So is the moth. Beautiful shots.
I don't think I've seen one butterfly at all this year. Love the pictures and I have to say that is a very cool looking moth
Sherry from Alabama says
Your pictures are wonderful! We don't usually have many butterflies here until late summer. I've been seeing a few lately. I love watching them drift around aimlessly. They really know how to enjoy their surroundings, don't they?
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I havent seen many butterflies either! Wonderful photos! And wow, yes that moth has a very long proboscis!
Blessings & Aloha!
(Hope you all are doing well…wanted to stop and say hello before the start of another work week :o)
As soon as I saw the title of this post, I knew we were in for some wonderful photos! Just beautiful!
What amazing photos — especially how you "captured" the moth. And your wedding photos are wonderful. What a pretty place for a wedding and I love how the little boys carry signs! I'm sure they were thrilled with your photography!
T's Daily Treasures says
Beautiful images! Interesting conversation. Ha! I had to look up proboscis! 🙂 My oh my! It is long! Have a beautiful day. Tammy
I haven't seen one butterfly this year. As ever, beautiful pictures. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Sadly, I have only seen one butterfly in the past two weeks. It is just sad and from what I understand the pesticides, etc. are making them fewer and fewer as the years go by. I am NOT a big fan of moths- they kind of freak me out- I got one caught up under my hair one time and like to died! UGH- But -GREAT PICTURES! xo Diana
What beautiful pictures! I've noticed the same thing here..very few butterflies. We have those moths here, too, and they always amaze me!
Blessings – Julie
I love the shots of the swallowtail, we haven't had many butterflies this year either
It's definitely long!
I love the first shot of the moth and the last one of the swallowtail.