Posts Tagged ‘fly’


January 10, 2016 Leave a comment
The moth that died with its wings extended

The moth that died with its wings extended

The photo shows a moth I found on the outside of the glass pane of our back door.

It appears to have become stuck fast and died in the act of trying to fly.

Its wings are rigid with the attempt to lift its bulky body clear of the surface.

I could be wrong about it – there’s no reason why the window should be sticky. But it’s an allegory for a human situation at the same address.

The moth achieved its wish posthumously: the gale that blew up today has finally detached it and whirled it away.


Almond blossom

March 26, 2013 Leave a comment
Almond blossom

An almond flower


It rained on and off all day today.

The orchard blossom seems to have gone on hold apart from one tree, the almond tree.

It’s the nearest to the house so I’ve watched it opening its blossom steadily.

I took this photo when the weather was better and there was only one small spray in bloom.