Sunday, May 2, 2010

What a Find!

WARNING: This has nothing to do with beads.

Pete and I took the dogs into the woods yesterday. I kept remarking how amazingly "green" everything was. I knew the wildflowers would be just about done, but I was blown away by how quickly the woods were filling in. It was gorgeous.

So we follow the trail and I see what I thought was a leaf stuck to the side of a tree. I look again and literally get chills from head to toe. It wasn't a leaf:
But a Luna Moth! I have never seen one in person and I was absolutely thrilled ! I think this is a male because his antennae are so bushy (I understand females aren't - but I could be wrong). He was so gorgeous and so amazing, I could have studied him all day.

And to think I almost left the camera in the truck. We had started into the woods when I realized I didn't have it with me. So I debated whether or not to go back, and luckily that little voice inside my head urged me to return to get it, so I did.

Hooray for Nature! I can't help but think how ironic it was how often I mentioned the 'green' of the woods (poor Pete listening to me saying "nothing beats spring green".... "I wish I could bottle this green and take it out in January"..... "God, this green is just mind boggling"... "I swear it couldn't get any greener"..... blah blah blah) and here I stumble across this moth. Too funny.

I love the sign at the end of the trail. ~sigh~


Diana said...

Gorgeous photos. I've never seen a moth that pretty. I do miss the spring colors but the green is very serene.

Carol said...

Don't you love it when you find a bit of nature that you have never seen. It feels like you discovered something new. We felt that way when we stayed at Mammouth Cave Park a few years ago. It was before I had a digital camera. The boys found some kind of catapiller type thing that was just amazing.

Some of my most rememborable memories with my grandsons have been the time we spent outdoors.

XX, CArol

Jodaeodesign said...

How amazing, I have never seen a Luna moth. You must have been thrilled by such a wondrous sight.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What gorgeous greens! I have never seen a Luna Moth either--how lucky you were. If I remember correctly, they are more commonly seen at night.

Jewelry By Jessica said...

That moth was beautiful. I would love to have woods around me like that. I love going on nature walks.

Plays with Needles said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the luna moth -- so glad you went back to get the camera so you could share it with us!

And guess what? I am the most LUCKY and HAPPY woman alive tonight because I was the WINNING BIDDER on your desk set!!!!! Wooohooo!!!! I'm gonna have a piece of Lynn Batt in my house!!! Yay!!!!!!

Joyce said...

wow that luna moth is awesome! great pictures!