Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Good Fairy

When I was a little girl, my mother would tell me tales about Green Wings, the good fairy. And I know she was a Luna Moth, yet I had never seen a real one. My girlfriend remedied that by bringing me one last Sunday. I couldn't have been happier if she had given me a hundred dollars. I fussed and posed with it all evening.
And now meet the Midnight Blue Luna, The only one of it's kind because I just made this edit.
Here are two other edits for you, one with rich color and the other is a Luna Moth kaleidoscope.
Luna Moths only fly at night. The eye spots on the wings are to scare away predators. They do not have mouths, so they cannot eat. They only live for one week, and their only purpose is to mate and lay from 100 to 300 eggs. A sad story of a long ago good fairy in my life.



“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars.
Matthew 6

26 comments:

Linda said...

Great post, Ginny, and your photos are brilliant!

DeniseinVA said...

How lovely! I only saw one once and that was a few years ago in an indoor butterfly garden, not up close like this one. Marvelous photos Ginny and I like the effects.

reana claire said...

Your camera lens are very sharp, Ginny! Good takes!

Ann said...

What a pretty Good Fairy. I like all your edits especially the one of the rare one of a kind midnight blue luna :). The one you have as your header is awesome too

A Quiet Corner said...

Ginny, now I have seen one too....thanks to YOU! It is magical...:)JP

From the Kitchen said...

I've never seen a luna moth either. It's especially nice to see how you've captured the magic of it's beauty.

Best,
Bonnie

Shug said...

Interesting....I did not know these facts about the Luna moth. What is the photo editing site that you use. These pictures are great! And...I love how you always use scripture!!
Shug

Patsy said...

I have not seen one in a long time.
Great play on photo's.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

a bittersweet story of tales of your childhood yet to have a real one in your possession.

Outstanding.

George said...

I like both your photos and your edits. Good job.

Rose said...

They are so beautiful...I have only seen one or two in my life.

The kaleidoscope one would make a beautiful quilt.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have not seen one of these moths in a long time. They're so beautiful!!

Filip and Kristel said...

They look fantastic. Great colors.

Greetings,
Filip

Tamago said...

I've never seen this kind of moth before. Its green color is so beautiful! It is sad they only live for a week and can't eat while they are here. Your photo editing is amazing. I especially love the Midnight Blue Luna. Beautiful!!

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SquirrelQueen said...

Those are some great edits Ginny. I especially like the Midnight Blue Luna.

I usually see them in the summer on our patio late in the evening. They don't sit still long so I haven't been able to get photos. But they are so beautiful. It's nice to think of them as fairies.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am glad you got this Moth. I can tell you had fun getting those pictures.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Awesome photos, Ginny! I love your header, too. I have always thought moths were a bit of a nuisance, I'll look at them differently now.

photowannabe said...

So interesting. I never knew they had no mouths.
Fascinating Fairies.

Chris Scheuer said...

How interesting. I had no idea about Luna moths. No mouths? That's very sad. Love the Scripture, so true.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Luna moths are the most beautiful bug around. You have a great friend to bring you one!

Dee said...

Luna moths are unique and beautiful...your edit is so cool....God must have had fun making them like you did editing one. :)

Laurie M said...

such a beautiful story, sad but beautiful, e have found them on our screen some mornings but I never knew they were born to live such a short time, I hope you are well, take care my far away friend,

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Chatty Crone said...

Hey your post comment is yellow and it is a little hard to see - just sayin'

Gosh your photography is AWESOME!

LC said...

Didn't know that about this moth's lifespan. I think you are following your blogging sister Sandra in creative play with photos!