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Hyalophora cecropia (moth)

First and may be last time I ever see such a beautiful moth, Hyalophora cecropia. Native to the United States, east all the way to the Rockies. Wingspan of 6 inches which is quite incredible realizing most moths have less than an inch wingspan and most larger butterflies around 3 inches.

Photo shot Spring 2016.

 

 

Redbud

Son, I remember
your opening ocean-blue eyes
a timid attempt to love me
peeking through slits
one eye open, another closed
fully amazed at what you saw.

Redbud, The deep blue ocean
melting tender hearts.
The garden is blooming
alight with purple blossoms
radiance for our eyes
give us pause to rest awhile.

Redbud, The deep blue ocean
sheltering life’s hope.
Beautiful! Spring arrives!
I barely breathe, soul
keep this moment forever
carry it to paradise.

Redbud, The deep blue ocean
showing the way.
The winds blow east
scattering seeds along
a path takes us home
a trail of purple buds blossoming.