Thursday, July 25, 2013

BEAUTIFUL GREEN & BEIGE MOTH & MY QUEENS CROWN VINE

Look at this beautiful green and beige moth.  Those are my favorite shades of green.



I was gettng leaves out of my fish pond and this moth was in the leaves and ended up in my net.
Look at his caterpillar body.
(if you click on the moth photo, you'll see the colors better)


Queens Crown is one of my very favorite vines.  I've had this one for about 20 years and each spring it blooms as soon as it comes up until it freezes in late fall.  Many of them don't bloom until fall.  This one climbs into my trees, the neighbor trees and up the telephone pole and wires.  I love vines, so this one makes me really happy.  I, even, love the word VINE.  And, the color of the flowers is so pretty.
You can't see them in these photos, but there are honey bees swarming all around the flowers.  I'm always happy to see that.

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful moth; I've only seen a few with this coloring.
    Re the Queens Crown Vine; is it also known as Coral Vine? My Mom used to grow a vine that looks exactly like the one you picture but called it Coral Vine - she grew pink also. I have a white vine (2 seasons old) that I dearly love; it too is finding its way up the post and up into the trees.
    Love your blog - I can sense your love of all Living Creatures and Plants.

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    1. Yes, the moth was so unusual and I just had to take a photo of it. Yes, this vine is a coral vine. I'm sure they also call it queen's crown because the tiny flowers look like a crown. Wonder who named it that?
      Thank you for visiting my blog and I really do love and enjoy nature.

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  2. Very cool moth. I love the look of this tree/vine I will have to check it out ladies. Always looking for a new item to add over a Mermaid-at-frog-hollow.

    Kate

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    1. Your blog is beautiful and I'm so jealous of your vegetable gardens. I wonder if queen's crown will grow where you live. If so, get ready for it to climb everywhere!!!

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  3. You were so lucky to get such a good photo of this moth. It is beautiful. Its green color would make it hard to see in the garden. Beautiful vine!

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    1. I know! I don't think I've ever seen a green moth before, and it's so beautiful!

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    1. Yes, it was so unusual. Your blog is very beautiful, too.

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  5. With the bees on such a decline any pollinating plant is great with me and this one looks great.

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    1. I agree totally, about the plants for honey bees. On this vine, they're so high up in the air, that I don't think neighbors will see and want to spray and kill them. I'm always watching out and concerned about that.

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  6. Pretty moth and I love the vines too. Especially a vine that has beautiful flowers. It is also great that it attracts the bees, we have to keep them happy! Beautiful mosaics! Have a happy week!

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  7. The moth is a pretty shade of green, were you able to identify it? I've not heard of a Queen's Crown vine before but it sounds interesting.

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    1. I googled "green moth" and a couple of them were similar, but no names. We call it queens crown, but it is coral vine and antigonon. Such a beautiful vine with heart shaped leaves and beautiful flowers. It, also, comes with white flowers.

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  8. I so enjoy seeing Moths and this one really is a beauty...nicely done~

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    1. Thank you. I love them, too. For years, there has been a tiny pink and beige moth or butterfly in my garden and I've never been able to get a photo of it. I will keep trying.

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  9. What wonderful close ups! We love seeing things in nature and being amazed! Enjoy your afternoon!

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    1. Yes, I was lucky to get to see it. It was a big caterpillar and can't believe I didn't see it, somewhere.

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  10. it feels like forever since I had time to sit and enjoy everyone's posts...I am so glad I could drop by today and see your addition to my little party! Thank you so much for linking into my little party this week...I appreciate and enjoy every post!
    I hope you will link in again and again!
    I am also sharing your post to the Tootsie Time Facebook page!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you for the Facebook post. I love visiting the other garden links at your linky party. See you this week!

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  11. Beautiful garden and just perfect for summer.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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    1. Thank you! I love my garden and nature. I really like your colorful blog.

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  12. Your garden is beautiful and the moth is such a lovel color. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Beautiful moth! Thank you for linking up to Garden Tuesday!

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    1. Yes, it's colors look kind of like marble. So pretty.

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    1. Yes, I don't think I would have ever seen it, if it hadn't been in my net.

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    1. Thank you! Your blog and photography are beautiful. I love your flower photos.

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  16. I always enjoy taking the time to enjoy critters while out in the garden, such a unique moth! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Me, too! I'm always looking around while I'm working in the yard. There's so much to see and enjoy.

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