It is Friday once again, and time for me to participate in Eden Hills' Friday's Hunt. This has been another busy week, but I have had a small reprieve on one project that has been put on hold. That will give me time to catch up on a couple of other projects!
This week our prompts are: Starts with X, Week's Favourite, and Insect.
Starts with X
The letter X is a bit tricky, but since I am a bit of a moth nerd and I prefer to use the scientific species names, I am able to showcase Xanthorhoe ferrugata. This moth has the common name: Red Twin-Spot Moth. Unfortunately this isn't a recent shot - it was from July 29 of last year, but I don't mind digging in the photo repository when it comes to the difficult letters!
My favourite this week is this quick snap of a male ruby-throated hummingbird at my feeder. The throat looks dark in this picture because of the lighting, but it is ruby red in the right light. I seem to only have a single pair of hummingbirds who visit my feeder, so they are not always there to photograph. Also, the mosquitoes are really bad at the moment, so I'm not spending a whole lot of time outside. Still, I was glad to get this shot.
I'm also really happy that the Bachelor's Button plant is flowering in my garden - I love the interesting form of the flowers. That's my second favourite!
I've already given you one insect - the moth from the letter X part of this post. However, I am happy to provide another insect, since I seem to take so many pictures of them. This is a photo of Bombus ternarius, also known as the Tricoloured Bumble Bee. This one came inside the screened porch and seemed to have trouble finding its way out, so I helped it by placing a container over it, covering the open end of the container, and taking it out into the garden.