This is the grand and beautiful Hawk Moth also known as a Hummingbird Moth could be mistaken for a hummingbird because of it's the size and flying habit.
Each evening they feed on the Pride of Madeira which has grown to the size of a Brahma Bull in my garden.
These are taken using flash photography.
Did you ever wonder what those tomato hornworms turn into? You may think twice when destroying them.
I went to see the owls this morning, rolled out of bed and into my shoes, changed my camera lens and promptly left it on the kitchen table :) It was early, the whole clan hunkered deep in the nest, I hiked for an hour or so, came back to watch them rise, preen, preen, and preen more then hop up on the edge of the nest, bellies to the warm sun..
I've been adding surprise earrings to my etsy shop, This is my time to constructing earrings for our upcoming show and I'll share some to etsy as well.
I also want to wish you a weekend of delights. You may want to skulk around at night and see what's shakin in your own garden.