Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Moth, the Hinge and the Hisbiscus

 December  in our Back Yard   and a break from all the holiday stuff
What is a myth?
A female moth!

What insect lives on nothing?
A moth, because it eats holes

 moth with a 3 inch wing span.  no clue what it is, anyone know?
What do you get if you cross a firefly and a moth?
An insect who can find its way around a dark wardrobe!

27 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Ooh, I love the worn, weathered look of that hinge. Things like that always catch my attention.

That is one big moth but I have no idea what the name might be, maybe someone will know.

diane b said...

Great backyard shots. Love the hinge.

Catherine said...

I am liking the summery feel of your blog today Sandra! It's cold here ~ so I could use a little warmth! :)
xo Catherine

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Just when I am getting the winter blues here you come to brighten the day, look at that flower, awesome in all its glory and your funny side notes. Thanks for warming the day.

Snapper II said...

The Hinge ande the flower, my favorite.
I never thought about it but Moths do eat holes and they never get too big. Lucky for us,or we might be running around naked. LOL.

Pam said...

Calm, peaceful and a delight for my eyes.. your yard shots are simply lovely, Sandra. I have no what the flying giant is called, but it sure is pretty to look at.
Hugs,
Pam

George said...

These are great macros. You always find plenty of subjects in your back yard.

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE that first shot. the lighting is perfect!!!

SweetMarie said...

Your Hibiscus is so pretty. I don't have any flowers on mine now. We do have a few moths around and some of them have beautiful colors and patterns.
The old hinge is great...some things are better aged. :)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely... I am seeing more of Christmas Time in a warm climate, from new Blogging Friends. :-)

I think I especially love the first pic, with the rusty hinge.

"Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat."

~~Mother Goose

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Greetings From Southern California

My education about moths is now complete :-)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

God Bless You, ~Ron @ *TOGB

Remington said...

Great shots! Thanks for the smile!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I enjoyed the pictures and the smiles. Love that pretty pink Hibiscus.

Mamabug said...

Absolutely love the hinge on the gate; my favorite kind of thing to photograph.

DawnTreader said...

Love all the detail in the first photo! Funny isn't it how worn and rusty can look so attractive in artistic context.

Ginny said...

Your header is beautiful, and your title sounds like the title of a mystery novel! Did you take one picture of the moth at dusk, and one in daylight, or just different camera settings? I always love your hibiscus pictures, it looks like spring today on your blog! Is that your hinge?

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

ooh my! what breathtaking shots, sandra!!
can't stop looking at them.



thanks for the smiles!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting how we change---as we become more and more interested in photography... I see things so differently than I used to... There is always something interesting to photograph in your back yard, isn't there????

Happy DAY to you!
Hugs,
Betsy

BlueShell said...

Oh...dear! Whar magnificent photos....And yes: you changed your main picture again! NICE!

LOVE your blog!
have a good night sleep!
See you tomorrow!
BShell

Ann said...

I love the look of the hinge picture.
I have no idea what kind of moth that is but that's a pretty big one

S. Etole said...

What an intriguing hinge. And the hibiscus is a lovely sight at this time of year.

A Quiet Corner said...

THat old hinge is GREAT, Sandra as is the hibiscus...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

Hey your winter is so beautiful there. Whew. sandie

Deb said...

I love that hinge...would definately take that photo....

Rose said...

I love that shot of the hinge!!! Don't know the moths...

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images, the moths are cool. Great captures.

EG Wow said...

I think a lot more is going on in your back yard right now than in mine!