I was doing a backyard walk-about with the dogs this afternoon, and as the two mutts leisurely meandered (eating all kinds of things they shouldn’t) I stopped to dead-head one of the butterfly bushes. As I was about to pinch off a dead blossom, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Hummingbird Moth enjoying a bit of nectar.
Hubby and I (think more “hubby” than “I”) have been busy beautifying the yard, adding plants and flowers that we hope will lure hummingbirds and butterflies to come and visit. They have been a bit slow to arrive, but this guy is a delightful combination of both.
We’ll consider him a preview of coming attractions!