The Scent of Purple

If the color purple had a scent, it would be lilac.

The heady perfume of lilac, the embodiment of spring, is luring all manner of flying critters. Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and hummingbird clearwing moths swarmed my garden today.

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I am fascinated by the clearwing moths, wings so delicate yet strong.

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They carefully sip nectar from miniature flutes.

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Tiny wings never cease to flutter as the moth gently grips the petals.

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In flight, probiscis curled, it hints of a mythical fairy creature.

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Not to be outdone by the stunning swallowtail. I’d like to pull up a chair and join them, relishing in the scent of purple.

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One Response to The Scent of Purple

  1. George Castonguay says:

    I had an awful time, up to actually bringing an encyclopedia, trying to convince a friend that it was a hawk moth and not a miniature humming bird. I found out that they are critical for fertilizing squash and gourd plants.

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