At Work or at Play? Hummingbird Moth


“This is the real secret of life –
– to be completely engaged
with what you are doing in the here and now.
And instead of calling it work,
realize it is play.”
Alan Watts



“The best way to not feel hopeless
is to get up and do something.
Don’t wait for good things to happen to you.
If you go out and make some good things happen,
you will fill the world with hope,
you will fill yourself with hope.”
Barack Obama



“Without ambition one starts nothing.
Without work one finishes nothing.
The prize will not be sent to you.
You have to win it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Your purpose in life
is to find your purpose
and give your whole heart and soul to it”



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2019



“Pleasure in the job
puts perfection in the work.”

Photos are of a hummingbird moth, Hemaris thysbe, feeding on Lantana camara ‘Chapel Hill Yellow’ at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden September 2, 2019.

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “At Work or at Play? Hummingbird Moth

  1. Recently, I stopped to watch a hawk moth (similar to hummingbird moth) work a flower, when, quick as a wink, a pickerel frog leaped out of the greenery and snatched it! What a surprise for both me and the hapless moth!

    • Nature does keep us on our toes😕 They are beautiful to watch . Hawk moths are a rare treat to spot. When I left the garden this morning, there was a gaggle of photographers, all working this area. Be well, Eliza ☺

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