We cut our visit short this trip. It rained almost the entire time we were there.
We did get to see the dance competition, but the Friday ball game was canceled and then on Saturday, more rain so DH decided we would come on back to the farm!
I knew the girls had a whole day of photographs scheduled for their dance schools and I didn't want to do that. I think we are a jinx with the rain!
We drove in rain back home until about Waynesville on I-44 and it got very cold, 53°.
We did get all the plants I took up in the various beds so that was a very good thing.
I have been having really bad hip pain for three days now and lived on pain meds for three days. I hope it is weather related and when it finally warms and dries up, it will be better.....one can only hope.
Friday morning before we left I walked around checking things and saw this most unusual moth. It was huge, maybe 4.5 inches.
On closer inspection, I saw it was laying eggs on the iris blade.
It is a Cecropia Moth also called a Robin Moth. I haven't seen one before.
It was in the iris edging what I jokingly call the New Bed (not new anymore....needs a new name):
I also discovered I have another fragrant peony and it is in the same bed.
White never photographs well with my camera, but here is the bush and then a single bloom photo which shows the color better.
I am looking forward to some sunshine and warmer weather this week!