Sparkle-dog was yelling threats and obscenities at the new dogs next door, so I went into the mosquito infested depths of our yard to hustle her back into the house. As I’m braving this bloody area (or the pint an hour donation center), I spot white ‘crud’ on the brick and file it for further investigation.
With little-Miss-foul-mouth stuck back in the house and me doused in generous amounts of bug spray, I take a 1″ drywall blade, a damp paper towel and hike back to the spot the clean the ‘crud’ off the brick.
When I get there, I am stunned with the beauty of the ‘crud’ and stand there for a few minutes marvelling at it.
My picture is bad, so is the best internet one I could find.
It’s so much better in person; the absolute white, the deep electric blue, the crisp black ovals, the luminescence of the wings – I wanted to take it to show everyone and then realized if I did, that would be one less Leopard Moth to carry on the genes and those genes are worth saving.
Here is the best internet picture I could find, it shows the blue better than my image;