I spent the morning yesterday baking breads, soda bread, corn bread and truck stop cinnamon buns. The Seafest festivities were suppose to start a 1 o'clock so we went to the beach at 2:00. It was a bit of a disappointment as most things hadn't been set up by the look of it and hardly anyone there. A few people on the beach. We only stayed for a short time, I took a few pictures then returned home.
Last evening after supper I took the camera and went outside. The place was alive with bees and other creatures. The Motherwort, Thistle and Monkshood in particular were just full of them. I noticed that a few of the Delphiniums were falling over with the weight of the flowers so was tying them up to a stake when by my shoulder I saw something that was a fair size. Turned my head to see as at this point the flowers were over my shoulders and there was a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. I was shaking with excitement. It was mad for the Delphiniums so I was taking pictures and following it across the garden to more Delphs and back again to the other ones. Heaven only knows how many pictures I took then came rushing in the house yelling out that if I got one good photo I'd be happy. Himself says "Who are you talking to?" "Just talking out loud to myself," says I. Well, I didn't get one, not one presentable photo. All blurry! What a disappointment. The moth was just moving too fast.
I did however get a few shots of this flutter. Looks to me like a Silver Bordered Fritillary.
A couple of other bugs about.
Some uninteresting pictures on the beach. Maybe it will be better today although it's calling for showers.