Friday, August 23, 2013

An Unusual Moth - Random Friday

1.  On the morning we left Kentucky, Cort found a fantastic (and huge) moth in the bathhouse.  We gingerly carried it outside, but as it had a broken piece on the tail wing, I don't know if he was able to fare well or not.  He certainly had difficulty in flying. 
2.  I love the spots on it's wings.  Does anyone know what type of moth this is?

3. On the first day of school, Pierce was supposed to fill up a small bag with ten of his favorite things.  He put an antique glass eyeball (which he got from my grandmother's house) in there.  Wish I could've been a fly on the wall for that show and tell.

4. Speaking of Pierce, recently at the grocery store we were standing in line, and he picked up on the fact that the bagger was wearing an orange visibility vest.  He turned to him and said, "Are you from the prison?  From the work crew?"  I almost died.  The cashier started laughing, then I started laughing.  Then the cashier turned to the bagger and said very solemnly, "What'd you do?".  The bagger, in his early 20s, didn't think it was so funny. 

5.  I love the smell of garlic.  Guess there's no vampire in my blood! 

Linked with Random Friday at A Rural Journal. 

48 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That is a Luna moth.
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/luna_moth.htm
Pierce is a smart one! How funny.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Pierce made me laugh too. He is always thinking.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have no idea what kind of moth that is although I do think it's very pretty. Moths don't have a particularly long life span even with their tails intact.

Gloria said...

Oh my gosh Lisa - that is the funniest thing ever! Kids say the darnedest things! LOVE the fact that he took a glass eyeball to show and tell...that is the best show and tell share EVER! Gloria

P.S. That moth is beautiful!

Maggid said...

Pierce is clever - smart & clever.

How did so many stunning things get created - like that gorgeous moth . . What a diverse place this is.

Happy Friday to YOU!!!

mail4rosey said...

LOL on the prison vest!

Blackberry Lane said...

Pretty moth and I am giggling about Pierce and his observation!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Pierce has such an honest curiosity! He's so smart.

That's a beautiful moth--such a delicate color.

Happy Friday!

Monkeywrangler said...

Yep, it's a Luna Moth. Lovely creature.

Pierce's comments were hysterical! Give him a hug for making me laugh.

GardenOfDaisies said...

My husband just came in to see why I was laughing so hard. :-) Luna moth. Aren't they beautiful? What a pity it's wing is broken.

TexWisGirl said...

yup, luna. loved the 'work crew' accusation!

Sharon Wagner said...

Oh my. Well, the orange vest story sure made me laugh!

rayfamily said...

That moth is beautiful, we saw one years ago in the Ozarks. Oh! and the glass eyeball, sounds so much like something my son would include!

My Journey With Candida said...

I have seen those moths before and they are kind of pretty.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Pierce is so funny and VERY observant too. LOL

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your sons are funny!
That's a gorgeous moth. We've found some HUGE ones in our garage this summer. Never seen them before.

Anne Payne said...

#4...ROFLOL!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That moth is gorgeous; I'm guessing he/she was able to still fly. *fingers crossed*
Your son Pierce is a character....I LOVE kids with character!!
We too love the smell of garlic; makes me hungry to smell it cooking.

Mary said...

Beautiful moth. :). I think he's a Luna, but i'm not certain. I feel bad for its broken wing..

Lol snort at his prison vest comment! I love children's honesty.

LisaS said...

Beautiful Luna moth specimen. Used to see them in the Midwest every now and then.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

That story cracks me up - and I'm thinking the young bagger seriously needs to get a sense of humor - but then, that's just me. Have a great weekend!

Terri said...

Too funny, and that is always my first thought when I see someone wearing an orange vest. Pretty moth!

Ginny said...

Amazing moth, it looks like a Luna!!! Well, I guess at times our kids will embarrass us as much as we will embarrass them when they get a bit older. It was a SMART comment though!!! He is observant and can spot a prisoner at close range!!

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE that butterfly's color. Don't know the name - sorry. And kids say the Darnedest things - I KNOW! lol sandie

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Haha, Pierce is too funny! It really is hysterical what kids say sometimes. Cool moth!

Irene said...

You Pierce sound very unique.

Harry Flashman said...

We get Luna moths on our screens at night. They are attracted by the red security lights.

The cats jump up and knock them down sometimes. When my daughter was little she was furious with the "kitties" for doing that and she was constantly rescuing the moths.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh how funny children can be at that age. They sure do keep us on our toes! Mmm, I love garlic too.

Shine Jenny said...

Children say what they think directly. That is why I like them so much! ^^

I like garlic, too. : )

Willow said...

Hope the Luna moth faired well .
Pierce is so cute reminds me of the old Art Linkletter Show "Kids say the darndest things " :)

Valerie said...

One time Amy kept staring at a great big mean looking biker at the grocery store and then told him he had a big belly! I was afraid for our safety, but the man laughed and agreed with her!

I just read this post to Amy and she is laughing hysterically:)

Becca said...

Sounds like the bagger used to be in jail LOL

Renegades said...

Pretty picture.

SweetMarie said...

Pretty moth! Hope he made it. :)
Your Pierce is a smart one! So funny!

Eva Ason said...

That is a big moth, beautiful looking. Hope it was able to fly away. Enjoy your weekend!

Veronica Roth said...

Beautiful moth! Nothing like it in Vancouver or Oxfordshire. Lol, children! Never fail to embarrass you. Just wait, one day they will be grown up and it'll be payback time. :)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous moth! I hope it was able to fly away to safety.

Pierce cracks me up. Gosh he's a smartie for his age.

Thanks for joining in Lisa. Such a fun post. xo

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the story about the bagger at the grocery store. That Pierce is something else. I know he's a joy continually.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I laughed so hard with the Pierce story in the grocery store!!!

Very interesting moth.

Linda said...

We have luna moths in Northern Virginia. I'm surprised you weren't familiar with them.

Pierce is hilarious!

pattisjarrett said...

I saw a Luna moth--once--at my daughter's. It was huge! Too bad we don't see more of them. Loved the grocery store encounter.

Snap said...

Beautiful Luna moth. Pierce had me laughing, too. Great 5.

Summers Acres said...

Never seen a moth like that. Love the show and tell and vest story. Hilarious.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I have never seen a moth so beautiful in my life!
Sorry we have been missing from blogland. We are trying to get better.
love
tweedles

Lin said...

Luna moth. Odds are, he was probably dinner for some birdie after you rescued him...sorry. They fly at night, hence the name.

LOVE the bagger story! That's hilarious. I'm sure they are still razzin' that poor guy!

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

Still giggling at your son's question - and it really was a valid question! That moth is gorgeous.
Garlic is one of my very favorite smells.

alissa apel said...

I want to see that glass eyeball now. LOL!

That's so funny about the bagger at the grocery store.

I love garlic!

Michael Manning said...

I laughed out loud at the grocery store comment! Kids are so cool. They get right to the point when they have an observation, which is fun! I've embarrassed my parents as a kid on a number of occasions! :)