Saturday, August 11, 2007

Photos fur (Bari) Elise

Yesterday, as I was getting back into Bigrrrl, after dropping off one of Hapless Laptop's useless appendages at the "UPS Store" (the UPC scanner was basically morgue-fodder... and how stupid is it to call a shipping center a 'store'?) I noticed a pretty moth on the pavement. I picked it up, thinking it was already dead. It was immobile, and I know they only have one good day in them after they come out of the chrysalis, so I didn't feel too guilty about picking him up. We do home school, after all. Imagine my surprise when the coolness of the car interior revived him a bit. He rode nicely on the console all the way home, occasionally wiping at his face with a foreleg, antennae twisting a bit. He came in and just sat, listing to one side as he began to fade. This morning Mothy was 'all gone', but left me with a pretty cool 'shell' for putting in a small shadow box.
Things have gotten away from us a bit here at Becher Haus, and with my mom coming to visit, I thought it best to tidy up laundry before going in to do 'shop stuff' today. The children aren't making themselves too useful, but the cat has been an enormous aide in fuzzing up the clean clothes...
And that's about all I've got. Need to gather everyone up, throw them into the Bigrrrl, get lunch handed to us through the car window, and spend some quality time with my new 'book keeper' lady. I'll have more for you later, maybe even photos of yarn. And fabric. Or any other bugs I come across. Later. Cami p.s. I can't find foreign punctuation on my computer, so if anyone's offended by my butchered German in today's post title, my apologies.

5 comments:

Annalea said...

Only one day after emerging? Wow. No wonder you hardly see those things. We got to observe a few when we lived up on the mountain, next to forestry land. So pretty.

Best of luck with the laundry, et al. I've been under the weather, and have been pretty pampered the last few days. I'm enjoying it to the fullest. ;o)

Have a wonderful, restful Sunday!

Stephanie said...

ACK! The horror!!! You let a MOTH into your house?? Think of the wool carnage. Think of the havoc wreaked by baby mothlets and wool. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *running and screaming* RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

Dragonfly said...

my kitty helped me today too. I realized there was junk under my bed and in the process of sweeping it out, she decided to help and got covered in dust bunnies!

The moth is actually very pretty. We saw something today, dead, it looked kind of like a mini grasshopper but it had blue metallic color on wings. No idea what it was, should have taken a picture.

Boris said...

The moths you have to watch out for are the ones that sort of fold up flat-ish... those 'cereal' type moths are the 'chewers', and the eggs are the real problem. Once one of those skinny moths has laid eggs in your house, your stash is pretty well doomed. We do 'Terminix' and have loved the results, though an alarming number of stag beetles had gone belly-up outside at our house lately... I guess that stuff works. Even the thumb-sized horseflies aren't a problem this year. Cami, signed in as Boris, cuz the meds took effect quick tonight. Lazy girl.

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