Thursday, April 26, 2007

Delicate Winged Things Abound

All week driving home from work on the near-country back roads I use, I have been surrounded by migrating butterflies and moths. This evening, with temperatures above 80 degrees, they were flying all over the place. Last night, Robert came back from taking out the trash and showed me 9 different species of moth all within about 10 feet of our apartment door.

Last fall, we had a luna moth on our balcony for a couple days. I had never seen a luna moth before but had been vaguely curious about them for about 20 years due to the lines in the Snodgrass poem: "I showed one child the colors of / A luna moth and how to love." Now I show these colors to you.

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