Monday, June 20, 2005

In the Middle of the Night

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the jungle of doubt
To the river so deep
I know I'm searching for something
Something so undefined
That it can only be seen
By the eyes of the blind
In the middle of the night
-Billy Joel

Look what came to see us tonight.

She's a Luna moth (Chris thinks it's a Luna Father moth). They only live in Eastern North America (which is where WE picked to live and yes it IS another sign JUST FOR US that we picked the right place). They only fly at night. Their adult lifespan is only one week long. One beautiful, gorgeous week. And they like our back porch light. Or she does. Or he does.

Chris is standing by the window with a flashlight strapped to his head trying to lure the moth to the window screen so he can get a better look. I wish I had a picture of that, too.


Donna Boucher said...

How beautiful!

Barbara said...

Ohhhhh, lovely! One June, some years ago, on one of the very last few nights before moving away from State College PA (grad school was truly over and a job called), my husband and I were walking along a street not far from downtown and saw a Luna moth on a hedge. I'd never seen one before, and never since. Truly gorgeous.