Sunday, July 20, 2008

hummingbird moth

i don't know who enjoys the butterfly bush in front of my kitchen window more, all the little critters or me. to be truthful, it's probably all the little critters that bring me the most joy. there's also a bird feeder that the bush has managed to engulf which brings in other birds besides the hummingbirds. i have praying mantis, all sorts of bees, butterflies (of course), and these little fellows. they're called snowberry clearwing moths but around here we just call them hummingbird moths.
the first time one zipped by my head i thought it was a hummingbird.
i can't say that i've ever looked forward to washing dishes but being able to watch all these little guys enjoy their meal sure helps.

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