I know, I know… It has been almost four full days since Jimmy and Brooke left to go back to the U.S. I have lots of pictures all cropped and ready to post, but something or another keeps me from sitting down to memorialize their visit. Maybe it is simply that the visit will be officially over once we do a post about the time we spent together and I am subconsciously postponing that event, or maybe I am just plain lazy.
I believe the truth is a combination of both of those possibilities, but I am not a psychologist…
Anyway – a report is expected in the near future.
Meanwhile today I was headed out to go to Bahia with our friend Gary from Crucita. As I prepared to open the door to Gary’s SUV this little guy flew up and landed on the window.
I ran back inside to grab my camera and the unusual butterfly stayed in place until I returned.
At first sight I thought it was two individual insects, but as it landed I saw that it was a butterfly or moth with a split wing tail.
The rear portion of the wings each had bright splashes of yellowish orange – highlighting and marking the separation.
His wings were striped with white and there was a tiny spot of orange at the front of each wing too.
A breeze came up and the butterfly shifted its’ position to where I could look him straight in the eye.
It had been raining earlier in the morning and it looked like he still had his fog lights on!
After I got this last photo, the butterfly lifted off from the window and flew out of sight leaving us with the fleeting memory of yet another new bug visiting us here where…
Life is good in Ecuador!