Peeking In

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson, 19th century American poet

Moth or butterfly?
Who cares when it’s so pretty
And tarries awhile?

Note: Found this beauty clinging to the screen one day when we were taking advantage of natural air conditioning. Any guesses as to what it is?

23 thoughts on “Peeking In

  1. Beautiful Debbie! And a what an amazing photo capture!

    Before I left this comment I googled the difference between a butterfly and a moth and I think it’s a moth – because of the shape if its antenna.

    Reminds me of the time I found a dragon fly on the screen of my apartment window. Do you remember, I posted about it on my blog about 3 years ago? I was in awe of how it got there, being that I’m on the 21st floor – in a CITY?!?

    Isn’t nature amazing?

    Have a fabulous week, my friend!

    • I think you’re right, Ron. I seem to remember that difference from science class many moons ago (though looking back, I’m amazed I was paying attention, ha!)

      I do remember your dragonfly story. How that thing managed to fly 21 stories still amazes me. I guess Nature is nothing if not inventive!

      Hope your week is superb! xx

  2. Aaarghhhh! You’ve discovered my phobia! Moth or butterfly, it’s all the same to me – I’m terrifed of both. Yeah, I know there’s no logic to it, and I see the beauty, but I fear they make me run away screaming…

    • Oh, dear, I’m so sorry — I had no idea, really! I’ve never met anyone terrified by moths or butterflies. Snakes? Spiders? Mice? Certainly, but not beautiful winged insects. Do you fear roaches and flying beetles, too?

      • I’m not enthusiastic about any insects really, but it’s fluttery ones that terrify me – moths, butterflies and daddy-long-legs (not sure if you call them that). I don’t mind ones quite so much that don’t flutter – like flies and wasps and so on. Weird, I know!

    • Thanks for the photo, Linda — ’tis a beauty, that’s for sure. Mine doesn’t come close to the detail the other photographer captured. I remember being so stunned at seeing something flattened against the screen that I was scrambling to find my phone — no way was I going to hunt for the camera!

    • Oh, wow, I hadn’t heard that. I wonder if they’re migrating this way, or if our farmers are fighting them off, too. He was a striking specimen, but I wouldn’t want him on my car!

    • Hi Kathrin and thanks for stopping by. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had a butterfly land on me — must be an interesting feeling. This one was mighty close and oh so beautiful!

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