The following photos were taken last month. I've never seen a moth like this before. It's amazing what one might see when half the world is still asleep and these beauties are up and about. It pays to be up/out at dawn:)
Not a very common sight--this one too. The long-horned grass-hopper. Katydid. Resembles a leaf. Family- Tettigoniidae. Order-Orthoptera. The name "Orthoptera" is derived from 'orthos' (straight) and 'pteron' (wing).
A white and brown moth. I'm still googling to find out its name.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau