We said goodbye to our French guests, Marie-Pierre and Philippe, last week. It was exactly one year ago to the day that they stayed with us the first time last year. And it was so nice to see them both again. It was like seeing old friends. They invited us to come visit them in France and we just might take them up on their offer one day. We love France!
My friend, Elly, gave me a pink-purple rose on Tuesday and to be honest, I'm not really a rose kind of gal. I prefer wild meadow flowers... no thorns. But after thanking Elly, I instinctively brought it my nose, not really expecting much. Well, its fragrance nearly swept me off my feet. It reminded me of how roses used to smell when I was a kid. I don't think I've smelt anything so strong since. This rose has a citrus-y smell to it, too. Absolutely gorgeous. I brought it home and every couple of minutes I bring it to my nose. It's now all dried up and its fragrance still lingers. I just love it. So thank you, Elly!
And today, I was cutting the grass under the electric fence around the large pond (to avoid shorting it). And as I was nearing the end, I found this little creature. It's called a Orizaba Silkmoth and it's huge! I'm not sure how it died, its wings are a bit torn, but otherwise it was completely intact. You can see it has cool transparent windows... nature is so awesome!
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