Waiting for the heat to leave!

It seems like everyone I have talked to is saying the same thing….they cannot wait for the heat to stop!  It really is difficult trying to deal with temperatures so high, one sweats just sitting still!

This pretty Queen Anne’s Lace should cool us off!  This was taken down near the plateau where we store the camper.  There is a huge patch growing there, and it is so pretty! I happened to get it when the lighting was favorable.

Today,  I saw a different butterfly fluttering about near the Butterfly Bush.  I got close and it flew off.  First, it swooped up into the air as though being drawn up by an invisible current….then it dive-bombed me!  I followed it around and around, then gave up.  Enough of that!  I went outside a short time later and saw the little critter sitting on the bush again. 

I have figured out that the best way to capture a shot of a butterfly is to advance from behind!  I was out there trying to capture the Elusive Butterfly and the family was all sitting in the truck,  waiting to go out.  Well, I had to settle for far less than perfect.

I can’t say I am familiar with the name Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, but that is what this butterfly is called. When I looked up its name online, the information said they are shy and very hard to capture a photo of.  Hmmm…I could have told them that!

I did manage to get some photos of a hummingbird moth!  It came in and was intermingling with the pretty butterfly.

Just like a hummingbird, this moth can hover while gathering its food. Here is another photo…far less than stellar, but showing the moth’s backside.

It is late and I am tired.  I think when this heat and humidity leaves again,  I will be able to breathe a sigh of relief!  I do mean that literally….gasping and trying to catch my breath the past several days has been so frustrating!