Thursday, September 9, 2010

I miss

Right now, I miss lots of stuff. I miss walks in the woods. I miss walks in the woods with my camera. I miss my camera - we haven't bonded in ages. I miss sharing cool stuff with you guys, like this...

A fantastic moth found in our living room in early August. I think it may be Conchylodes ovulalis but I am still waiting for confirmation on that (ID has been confirmed by the regional co-ordinator of Butterflies and Moths of North America). Look at that coloring, and check out the antennae!


I had to run quickly to catch this before the sun went down and the effect was lost.


Tired and tattered, but a butterfly's still got to eat! Tiger Swallowtail (I think) on Joe Pye Weed.


Two interesting bugs I found - one in the woods, one in Dave's truck. I'd love to tell you about them sometime.

I miss writing, both informatively and in prose form. I miss catching up with your blogs, and connecting with you. Guestudio work has been, continues to be, ongoing. It's ironic that this place we are making, intended as a haven for my creative endeavors, is taking me away from... my creative endeavors. But soon enough it will be finished, and I will be settled at my desk, looking out at the woods, smiling and writing and sharing once again. Until then, I am making a vow to myself to go for a walk in the woods this weekend, no matter what.

11 comments:

KaHolly said...

It will be worth it, Heather. Actually, I was thinking of you just the other early morning. It was so beautiful here and as I sat out on the front deck drinking it all in, I was wondering how beautifully you would put it into words if you were here. ~karen

Weedpicker Cheryl said...

Unbelievable moth photo! Made my day. I don't know what it is, but it is certainly wonderful!

Thanks for sharing, and yes- even a "tired" Tiger Swallowtail looks good to me. Cheryl

Heather said...

Karen - You are too sweet. I appreciate your kind thoughts, I really do. Hugs!

Cheryl - The ID has been confirmed on the moth, hooray! It's quite the looker, isn't it? Take care.

Kelly said...

...it will be so worth it when the dust has settled! Beautiful moth.....I spent some time with a few tattered Tiger Swallowtails on Tuesday. They are beautiful...

ruthi said...

your photos are awesome. great capture.

Carol Mattingly said...

Even if it's just for 15 minutes Heather, get out there. Carol

Randy Emmitt said...

Heather,
Wow that is some cool moth! Used to shoot them a lot and lost interest! Hope your creative space come together soon. I spent an entire year doubling the house with a huge addition, now we feel much more at home and creative. Oh get a maid to clean up weekly, that really frees up your creative time too.

jo said...

"Great post, very useful for a beginner like me"
http://evocowire.com

James said...

That moth photo is amazing. Actually, all of these photos are quite nice.

Judy said...

I am amazed at the sun in those seedheads! I am so glad you ran to get that photo! It is gorgeous!!

RuthieJ said...

What a pretty moth. I've never seen one like that!
I hope you worked some outside time into your schedule!
Hugs from Minnesota!