When I switched on my computer this morning, I had an email from a cousin in London, asking about the identity of a moth she had rescued from a cobweb. It was a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, a fantastic insect to see, let alone experience up close and personal. I was very envious.
|Photo credit: Cousin J|
Beseeching Our Lass to keep her eyes on it, I hurried around into the garden and to the front of Tense Towers, where I was guided to the spot where it had last been seen... "Just above the light."
Yep, this is the opposite view to the one I normally post.
And above the light, tucked up at the top of the wall and under the soffit was a dark shape.
Now I could see that it was a moth...
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth!
And the really serendipitous part? If we had not gone for a walk and had, instead, been sat at home, possibly even looking out of the window... we probably wouldn't have seen it.