Wednesday, August 17, 2016

beautiful moth (Ateva aurea)

A few days ago, I was passing by Granny's Garden, a wonderful school garden, and the gorgeous bright Summer-colored flowers were calling to me.  So I stopped to wander among those lovely flowers and vegetables.  I peered in closer.  On a celosia flower, I spotted this pretty-patterned creature I thought was a beetle.  turns out, it's a moth!

Ateva aurea, is an ermine webworm moth from the family Yponomeutidae (means "feeding secretly").

MORE about this moth--Butterflies and Moths of North America (A. aurea is found from the eastern to the midwest USA and dips into Canada and Mexico.)
Granny's Garden School

Wordless Wednesday/Wordy Wednesday--where I linked up:

Create With Joy

A Southern Daydreamer

ABC Wednesday
This week's challenge is the letter F.  F is for flying.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

San Felipe de Neri Church

interior view of San Felipe de Neri Church 

Built in 1793, this church has been in continuous use.  It is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My POST from yesterday contains a couple details of this church.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

random Albuquerque photos

detail:  San Felipe de Neri Church

detail:  San Felipe de Neri Church

These photos were taken during a trip in 2007.  San Felipe de Neri Church was completed in 1793 and has continuously served the community.  It is on the National and State registers of historical places.  I'll post a photo of the interior of this lovely church tomorrow.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

bee and flower

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