It begins, summer unwraps her mysterious riddles, glorious purple and magenta hues stain the evening sky tonight. The days grow longer and I work away at moths… remember this? It’s been growing, almost ready to fly. Soon, soon. Meanwhile a few friends have had a peek at the work in progress. Good reviews, wide eyes. And then, last week this photo (above) turns up in my e-mail box. One of said friends spotted this rare and beautiful treasure at her workplace, and a coworker was able to capture this image on the spot (many thanks to Jackie!). Noted: “They really are that big.”
Last night, catching up on a some phone calls, a completely different matter. But the conversation unfolds with a favorite cousin… “You won’t believe what we saw here the the other night beating up against the window – a luna moth – just like the one you are working on. They really are that big! At first, we thought it was a bird, yet how strange at that hour… and there it was.”
Curiouser and curiouser… these creatures inhabit more than our dreams. And summer has yet to begin.