Friday, 27 June 2014

Elephants and Dragons

Two can play at this game. there's nothing i like better than a misleading headline to suck you in to a slightly underwhelming reality. What is not underwhelming though, is the outrageous colour scheme of this Elephant hawkmoth found resting in the garden- how it manages to pull off gaudy in such an understated way i do not know. Its arrival coincided with a hatching of Brown Hawker dragonflies in my pond. Five or six empty larvae carapaces still gripped the stems that they had climbed, ghosts of the submarine past, but one adult clung to its shell while it ripened from soft apple green to rich umber.