As I was weeding around the blueberry bushes, I was about to dig up one of the many clumps of wild garlic when I noticed something strange about it. Clinging to the leaves was a badly battered luna moth with its wings in tatters. I lifted the clump of garlic and relocated it to what I thought was a somewhat protected area, hoping for I don't know what. When it began to rain, I went to check on the moth and saw it trying to flap what was left of its wings. I moved it into a pot of jasmine in the greenhouse and it began to climb on the stems. When I went to check on it the next morning I couldn't find it. It may be in one of the other plants or it may be dead by now, poor thing. I have no idea how it ended p with its wings torn, and even though they have a short life, it seemed a cruel way for such a beautiful creature to make an exit.
The rain has given me a chance to work inside, so I've been vacuuming, mopping and doing laundry, all of which has made me even more sore than the weeding made me! My hip and shoulder have become completely discombobulated and some movements send nasty little electrical shocks down my leg. So in between that and the dull toothache like pain in my arm when I move my shoulder in a certain way, I decided to skip yoga class tonight and give the joints and muscles another day or so to recuperate.
We had some torrential rains complete with a sound and light show and very high winds in the early hours this morning. The ground under the dogwood tree is littered with white petals and there are very few flowers left on the branches. I took this pic before the rains came.