Monday, June 29, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday -- Hummingbird Moth

Last night while we were on our patio barbecuing, we noticed three things flying around the flowers in our front flowerbeds. What we first thought were large bugs turned out to be three hummingbird moths.

They were so cute, small, fast and persistent. They just kept flying around our purple flowers. It was amazing to watch!

With West Nile Virus in the news frequently and me being particularly sensitive to mosquito bites, I can't tell you how relieved I was that these were moths and not HUGE mosquitoes, which are prevalent at night.

As I looked out at the sun setting, watched these amazing creatures, and smiled at my husband, I realized how very lucky I am.

...A Perfect Moment!

p.s. I'd love to claim the photo above, but I found it on the Internet. Mine probably would have been dark and blurred. :)


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Wow! That's amazing! I'd really love to see them the next time I visit. Can you arrange that?

Cara said...

Their colors are just amazing. I've never seen a bug like that so close and distinct.

What a great moment!

chicklet said...

I was going to say amazing shot, but you know that - that's why you used it:-)

Furrow said...

Wow. I think I may have known these existed, but I'm not sure. what an amazing creature.

Peeveme said...

What a great summer evening. The kind you long for in February!

Melissa said...

Very Very Cool!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Perfect moment for sure!