It was a warm spring evening (have to start this like some weird scary novel). My sister and I were enjoying our relaxing moment when we spotted it! Then we spotted “them” and ran to investigate further.
So you see it?
They move like a stealth fighter. Fast, bobbing, weaving, one moment there, the next gone. Here is a better shot:
A Hummingbird Moth – actually two of them on this honeysuckle bush. We spotted them just as the sun was disappearing, at first we thought, it was a hummingbird. But it is a bit early for those cuties. So this was pretty cool. It was really hard to get these pics since they dart about so. My sister said I should just sit still on the ground by them. I was covered in dirt and filthy from working in the gardens all day, and my shirt alone looked like this:
So I did, and it worked. Guess you have to look and smell like a plant before they will sit fairly still for a photo opp?
Oh, and F.Y.I. – I like wearing oversized men’s tee shirts in the summer, but I have to pin up the neckline, or everything goes down the shirt (weeds, dirt, bugs you name it). So this is what you are seeing. No time to sew, just pin it and it works. In a couple of months I will have torn and trashed this shirt to the point of no return, so no biggy. AND – no I am not a neat prissy gardener! I get down and dirty into it. My good bugs like me this way.
Happy Spring Gardening!