Sunday, 18 August 2013

Buster Brown, spot lights and moths

I've been mothing, again. Not on purpose. You see, Buster Brown, my black cat, has been much more even tempered going out at night. He is able to hunt and has a place to sleep.
Buster and my Bird of Play

He contemplates going after something

I put on the porch light, which has a motion sensor. That way, if the light goes on in the dark, I know he, or something, is on the deck. This is what I did when the kids were teenagers, and would stay out later than my bedtime. I'd leave a light on, and if I woke up and it was out, I knew they were home.

Not that Buster doesn't go for walkies with me and my white buddies, but he does prefer the night life, and seems to stay at the bar until closing time.
Three of them, oops, 2 more beside them

Dorah on my chair.
The bottom comes out for a foot rest!
She was uninterested
in the moths all about her
What will happen, then, is he'll come around the back door, if I wake and let him in he'll snuggle up against my feet. If I don't hear him, he'll nestle into the towel in the basin and sleep until he gets hungry or I hear him.

Some nights, if he's come in near dawn, the light will go on and stay on until dawn, when it automatically goes off.
By this time, the moths have taken a daytime position on the wall, where I can manage some fun photos. I've figured out which ones have underwing colours, most of the time, and poke them until they reveal their pretty parts.
Dorah took over my new chair, an anniversary present for Aug. 22nd!

Here is one sleeping on the plant.
Large maple span worm (upside down!)
buddies on the wall!
Large ruby tiger moth  

White moth

Carpet - Xanthorehoe

White slant-line geometer

Pearly wood-nymph 
Tiger moth
Tiger's underwing


Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, what a variety of moths! They're attracted by Buster's light and then fall asleep on your walls to be photographed. Clever Buster, clever you!

Kay said...

Wow! You have so many varieties of moths in your area. That doesn't even look like a worm. Fascinating.

eileeninmd said...

Cool collection and variety of moths. Buster Brown is a cutie. Great shots. Have a great day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Some lovely shots of moths -- I of forgot how lovely they can be. I also kind of forgot that you had a black cat, as I've been following the adventures of the twins recently.

Red said...

I didn't know that some moths had very colorful undersides. I will have to look from now on.

Judy said...

You have an amazing collection!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
What a wonderful array - particularly like the white geometer; like piece of lace, so intricate are the wing contours! Buster is very handsome as well as good moth lure!! YAM xx

VioletSky said...

I don't pay nearly enough attention to moths. I tend to think of them as dull and boring in the colour and pattern department, when clearly they are not.