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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday's Hunt v 2.24

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!

Week's Favourite
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!

Insect
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.

6 comments:

Ralph said...

You found an actual 'X'! I have a few of that letter that includes 'x' so if Teresa hosts the meme again, I'd keep the 'x' just for the challenge :) The hummingbird hovering at the feeder is wonderful and the bumblebee is beautiful. Have a great week!

Michelle said...

You are so clever with the X. I've never seen or heard of a tricolored bumble bee; it's beautiful!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great selections.

Suzanne McClendon said...

That is a beautiful bee! I've never heard of a tricolored bumble bee either.

I think that you did a great job with X, too.

What a beautiful hummingbird! I've never seen any hummingbirds in our yard. I have seen one at the medical center.

Have a blessed weekend!

Tom said...

...great job Claire, "X" sure isn't easy!

edenhills said...

Science is very good for the letter X (and the world in general). Your favorites are beautiful. I can't seem to attract hummingbirds this year. I don't know why not. The bumblebee is quite pretty. I don't think I've seen one of them before. Are they not in Iowa? Thanks for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great rest of the week!