Not a bird

Hosta_fortuneii_'Francee'_IMG_6072.StortIt’s mid September and my yard is filled with blooming hostas. We have all sorts. I truly love these flowers. My husband rescued each and every plant from old yards being plowed under for big box stores and other not so negative construction. Many have come in poor condition but he’s tended them and they’ve thrived. The flowers are happy here. So are the hummingbirds. Last week I looked out the window at the largest gathering of hummingbirds I’ve ever seen here. I went for the binoculars and what did I see? Well, they weren’t birds at all. They were giant hawk moths. I’ve only ever seen them in pictures. They’re absolutely amazing. They have a three inch-long tongue and remind me of planes that fuel in flight.  Apparently this is the largest emergence of hawk moths in a long time. 

Here’s a clip from the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It’s exactly what I see here:


100 Things Blogging Challenge002x846q!
For 100 days,
I’m posting a little something from my chosen topic of Words & Quotes of Love. There are 76

entries to come! Here’s one for today:

“Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.”

~ Leo Buscaglia


author Cara Marsi’s blog day.
And over on the RB4U website win all sorts of prizes when you find those falling leaves!


I’m one of 112 authors joining in the Sunset on Summer Fun Blog Hop, hop-summer-september-1and we all have prizes! For the Grand Prize: One winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7″ HD or NOOK HD. This option is for US contestants only. International winners will receive Paypal Cash to spend how they wish. Scroll down to see my prize. Click on My Novels at the top of this page to see all of my book trailers. Click Here for Participants

Today is the last day for the Book Indulgence Hop on my satellite blog — last chance for prizes too!

Over on my other satellite blog. I’m hosting Jane Leopold Quinn for the Fall Into Romance Hop. Come see!

I’m talking love quotes in the FREE September issue of Hidden Desires Magazine. Get your download today!


Here’s my prize for the Sunset on Summer Fun Blog Hop:
One lucky winner chosen randomly will receive
a Love Waits in Unexpected Places coffee cup,
a collection of Victorian reproduction trinkets,
and chocolate!


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Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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1 Response to Not a bird

  1. mikey2ct says:

    That is some great camera work by ole George!

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