Nevertheless, I woke up on Sunday and said to Grant that it was the first day I had felt human in about ten days!
Yesterday afternoon, we were walking up the driveway with Angus, Amanda and children. We'd all enjoyed a delicious BBQ here at our home - Angus did the meat grilling - Grant was forbidden to use his hands and we had a lovely meal together.
As we neared the gate, six-year-old Joel came dashing back and said there's a huge butterfly on the lamp. He actually shuddered. I had my camera around my neck as I'd been snapping a pair of bird parents and their new fledgling (more about that later). I approached the lamp in question, focused and snapped away.
At first I thought it was a moth (note the fuzzy head) but Grant reckons it's a type of dragonfly
It has large bulbous eyes and feelers and four legs that I could see
I tried to get as many angles on this critter as possible
From the top, it's quite a slim critter. It has gossamer wings and Grant says it sports "a dragon fly's tail"
The critter never moved although its eyes are bright; it's definitely alive. It may be laying eggs. At the light of day, today (Monday) I'll check if it's still in the same place on the lamp.
Here's wishing you all a wonderful Monday and week ahead.