Summer Beauties

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I’ve only ever seen two luna moths in my life.  This beauty I found out back fluttering around my porch light.   I think it’s a male due to it’s large, feathery antennae.  The adults are only in the moth phase for about a week; mating, laying eggs, and then perishing.   They don’t eat during that time.  It’s a miracle to behold one of these beauties just because of their large size and the short amount of time spent in this phase.

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While out at a local arts festival, I spotted these yellow flag irises along the shore of the stream.  There was a bunch of dog poop around them, which just shows how most people don’t take the time to look closely at what is in front of them.  Even with the dog doo, the flowers were very beautiful with the water backdrop.

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