We have been experiencing a stunning fall here in Texas—sunny days in the 80s interrupted by an occasional “cold front” in the low 60s. Yup. My kind of weather.
While I was enjoying just such a beautiful day in my back yard, I saw something clinging to our chain link fence—it looked like a bug, caterpillar thing. Then I saw another and another and another. An invasion was happening. I snapped a picture and posted it on our local Facebook page. Someone quickly identified it as a Buck Moth (so named because they become active at the same time that bucks get interested in does). You can read all about buck moths here.
Once I understood that they were harmless, I started watching for them. The last few days I’ve been able to stand in the middle of the back yard as they fly around me. And suddenly, I was glad that I’d paused to look up from my book, step away from my computer, lay down my knitting, and pay attention.
This Thanksgiving, as we pause to give thanks for all that we have, I hope you have a moment of LOOKING UP. There’s really no telling what you might see.