Because a great many of my "connections" are captured on camera, I decided to add a new category to my blog: Favorites. I envision sharing photos of my favorite beach, my favorite castle, etc. Today's favorite just happens to be my favorite photo of an insect. It may actuallyl be my only photo of an insect as I don't make a habit of photographing invertebrates. One day I just happened to catch this moth sleeping the day away on my screen door so I took its picture. It stayed there all day but as soon as night fell it was off to do whatever nocturnal insects do--probably hide from daytime predators. If any one out there can give me this moth's proper name, I'd appreciate it. I checked on the Internet but the closest I could get was "leaf moth" and I'd really like a more scientific identification.
Bob and I went to the Colorado Art Expo today for a couple of hours. It was a huge exhibition and almost all the artists were tending their own booths. Some who work in ink, pencil or watercolor were actually creating on site. Colorado has some extremely talented artists. I almost resisted temptation: I only bought a gemstone pendant of South American Pietercite which is a combination of tiger's eye and jasper. The artist set the stone in a woven wire rope of sterling silver and gold-filled sterling. It is a delightful combination of gold, red, light olive green, deep blue and brown.
Afterwards we walked to the Tivoli Starz indie movie theaters to see The Singing Detective with Robert Downey Jr. I loved it. He played the part of an emotionally (and physically) scarred, very talented person as if he'd been there and done that--which of course he has.