Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Imperial Moth

While on a trip to our new home in Hendersonville, TN, my husband and I saw this beauty laying on the sidewalk in a shopping center. It was so beautiful that I had to take a picture and learn more about it.



After we got home, I did some research to find that it is an Imperial Moth. I was so surprised. Growing up (and still today) one of my favorite books was A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter. The story is all about a girl growing up in Indiana. A large part of the book centers around the main character's search for a pair of Imperial moths. So I feel like now I've seen a part of my childhood in real life.

Some info about the Imperial moth:

  • Adults live for only a day and do not feed.
  • Pupation occurs underground.
  • Wingspan of 3 1/8 inches to 6 7/8 inches.
  • They can be found from western Maine to Nebraska, and south to Texas and the Keys.
To learn more: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eacles-imperialis

Friday, June 10, 2011

My new baby

That got your attention, I bet! No, it's not a baby of the human or fur variety, but I still love it anyway! Bev over at One Yarn After Another had a very generous giveaway. I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate to a lovely Etsy shop Vintage4Creations. I got a great new bag for myself. I have to say, the pictures don't do it justice. It is just beautiful. Very soft, very well stitched, and very well packaged.

I just need a name for her now....Any suggestions?



Isn't the bow cute! And the fabric will go with just about everything I wear. Plus, it's huge! I could fit a kid in here. Thanks, Bev, for the generous giveaway!