Tuesday, March 20, 2012


 bugs are out now
 and moths
 i saw a hummingbird feeder
 wonder if i should put out mine
 some critters surprise
i was looking through the great holes
in the trunk of this old apple
the one mist and rose, the gray mares
knew and loved and stood 
muzzle to croup 
all those years ago
 that old tree now hosts
multitudes of bugs 
and one small moth
 i found them both
bug in crocus
bug on bark
before sunset yesterday.
today we say goodbye to a friend
and welcome the spring
and wonder wonder wonder 
at the turning of the season.


Valerianna said...

Stunning tree silhouette and skyphoto. Makes me want to paint it!! Yes, goodbyes and hellos, the turning of the wheel. It is all so utterly intense.

Velma said...

valerie, the grandfather maple greets you!

ronnie said...

I'm taking advantage of the cooler days (and lesser quantity of bugs) to plant and plant and plant! I hope the cabbage moth has disappeared until our spring

onesmallstitch said...

beautiful skys, I want to weave the pattern/colour of the moth. welcome to a new season - we had snow today and the city is a-bloom with plum and cherry blossoms. crazy!

Velma said...

ronnie, is that a cabage moth? i admit i don't know garden pests, having not gardened in SO long. the moth blended beautifully despite being distinctly itself
jean, snow and blossoms, lovely!

neki desu said...

bugs are not fun. i shudder thinking of the caterpillar that moth will produce

Velma said...

neki, is it a nasty one? the only one i really hate is the clothes moth!

Penny Berens said...

Funny that...I was wondering the same thing...when to put the humming bird feeder out. You've caught that sunset so beautifully.

Velma said...

yes, a weird year, perhaps they'll come back early--

Kaz said...

I have a photo of just the same moth in my yard in Australia. How fortuitous and beautiful!

Velma said...

kaz, welcome! and i know next to nothing about moths and butterflies, but it pleases me so to know that this one is in oz as well as here. i hope to see wonders of all kinds large and small in june/july when i visit!

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