Hummingbird Moth

This moth was quite taken with our petunias this morning. There were many dragonflies zipping around above the irrigation water. They chased each other, hovered for an instance and zipped back and forth over the water. I tried to get photos of the different dragonflies as they hovered, but they don’t hover for long, so the blue dot dragonfly was the clearest shot I got. These dragonflies never seem to land, and are different from the ones that do land. There were green dot dragonflies, and probably other colors, as well, but I didn’t get very clear shots of them.

Back on the bike — Day 4: I managed to get in 12 miles between storms at 6:30 this afternoon. The Jack Rabbit showed up and brought a friend. They both beat me in the sprint tonight. I need to work harder.