This morning is crisp and cool, an excuse to open the windows to refresh the stale indoor air. Stifling Texas heat has hit. I never miss it and always long for the cooler months given the fact that Summer often runs into late October in Texas.
Recent thrifting above, revealed my mind is still heavlily wrapped around Summer. I am constantly drawn to everything with strawberries and anything a bright, buttery yellow.
Clarabell and Henrietta are still snoozing this morning, as it's too cool to let them out just yet. They are slowly venturing out to explore new corners of the yard, scratching, pecking, fluffing their feathers and partaking of cool dirt baths.
Lately, I have been feeding what seems to be a full flock of mourning doves, plus a few sparrows, bluejays, mocking birds and cardinals, with sunflower seeds. Each morning they slowly arrive one by one, perching in the huge oak tree canopy, waiting for me to let out the chicks and litter the ground with the seeds.
A pair of tiny house wren's have decided to nest deep inside the rose bush thicket. They flick and twitter along the laundrey line where I seem to bother them quite often. I am wondering if it is time to move the laundrey line as it seems to be becoming one (read entangled) with the rose shrubbery and the Althea bushes.
A recent walk in the woods this past weekend, revealed these two beauties in addition to a forgotten suspension bridge over Mary's Creek where we dropped acorns and leaves to the water below.
Both moth's were lying, as is, on the ground a close distance from one another. After flipping through my Peterson guide and with the generous aid of Eren, and her recommendation of a great website, I settled on the moniker for these two moth's. They seem to be a type of Giant Silkworm moth called a Polyphemus moth.
I neglected to place anything for scale in the photo but the wingspan of these creatures is a good 4 inches wide!
So, the moth's led to nice walk in the woods and possibly inspiration for a winter quilt for the wee one.