Wordless Wednesday...A Simple Luna Moth

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Wordless Wednesday...A Simple Luna Moth


A few months ago I was so busy looking up at a wasp nest taking up residence at our front door that I almost missed this beautiful creature. 

 

I cannot recall ever seeing a luna moth. In fact, I had to search to find out what it was. Their adult lifespan is only one week.



There are some who attach a sort of symbolism to them which is quite interesting. For example, the luna moth transforms throughout its whole life, much as we do. 

 

Keep your eyes open...you never know what gift Mother Nature will offer you. 




Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. E. O. Wilson

Comments (32)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - new and news to me.  Interesting indeed and nature continues to show ways to express awe, excitement and learning moments.  

Jul 14, 2021 08:35 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Wow!  What a beautiful moth.  I have never seen one before.  It remind me of our honeymoon in Costa Rica.  We stayed at a place in the middle of the jungle.  The other guests put powerful lights out at night that brought in all kinds of beautiful bugs and moths.  We kept our distance, but it was sure a fun evening with beauty found in unexpected places.

Jul 14, 2021 09:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have seen a lot of moths, but I have not seen a Luna Moth.

Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, that is an interesting looking moth, and had never heard of this before, thanks for sharing this info! 

Jul 14, 2021 02:40 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thy are most spectacular in size and color Kathy, great capture!

Jul 14, 2021 03:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol Williams thank you!!  If we just take the time to look, the beauty of nature is out there. 

Nina Hollander, Broker Thank goodness for Google or I'd have had no idea. 

Jul 14, 2021 04:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England so are the ones I've seen. There was a big brown one on our front sidewalk recently. 

Kat Palmiotti it makes me sad but It's all about perspective.  

Jul 14, 2021 04:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog I find moths and other insects who go through metamorphosis fascinating. 

Wayne Martin you wouldn't forget this one. 

Jul 14, 2021 04:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it seems so short and I suppose it's all relative. 

Monica Brisson how interesting. I never knew anyone who was a butterfly breeder. 

Jul 14, 2021 04:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rocky Dickerson it's a sure-fire way of staying young!!!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® You have so much of it around you and a very different terrain from Houston. 

Jul 14, 2021 05:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider I agree. I used to have an ant farm and it was so interesting. 

Roy Kelley you are very welcome. 

Jul 14, 2021 05:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs think about the peacock and the artistry Mother Nature provided. 

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty I don't mind moths but I don't want to be within 100 miles of a snake. 

Jul 14, 2021 05:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto isn't it beautiful!!!  

Joan Cox I get excited just seeing a butterfly so this one was especially fun to see. 

 

 

Jul 14, 2021 05:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I'll bet your garden attracts a lot of interesting butterflies 

Jul 14, 2021 05:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Yes, Monarch's come through on their way to a final destination. Have been lucky to capture a few!


Jul 14, 2021 05:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Nature never ceases to amaze with its beauty and artistry.  

Jul 14, 2021 06:35 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Truthfully at one stage in my life I did not pay attention to Mother Nature and all the wonderful things she shows us.  Now, at this stage in my life I stop and see the beauty in all she has to offer.

Jul 15, 2021 12:08 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I would have been a bit distracted with the wasps too. LOL

Jul 15, 2021 12:34 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That moth looks like it's electric or something... :) I just feel like it speaks to me in a particular way.

Jul 15, 2021 09:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

How cool, Kathy. I have heard of them, but have never seen one. What a blessing!

Jeff

Jul 17, 2021 12:18 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I used to have one on my front porch.  So good to finally have a name for them.

Jul 17, 2021 01:24 PM