she came in through the bathroom window

In mid-August, this distinctively marked moth was found walking on the screen of the bathroom window. I invited it in for a brief visit, during which I shot several photos. I haven’t had time to do more than a quick peruse through moth images looking for an ID, but so far, no luck. Would any of you happen to know which species this is? Doug T? Cindy?

EDIT: In the comments, Doug wrote: “On the moth, I’m liking the Brown Angle Shades (Phlogophora periculosa). What do you think?”

That sure looks like the same moth to me. Thanks, Doug!

Well, I realize that I’ve been rather silent for the past couple of weeks. I’ve spent the past month trying to deal with the many tasks associated with the death of a spouse. It all takes a lot of time and energy and *a lot* of phone calls. In any case, I believe I’ve taken care of almost everything that is required. Fortunately, I had quite a bit of help from my mother and brothers as well as a close friend.

Now, I’m wrapping up preparations for a long journey that should, if all goes well, last for the next few months. It’s likely that the route will take me west across Canada, then down through Idaho, Oregon and California, before circling southeast to spend winter in Arizona. After that, I don’t know. I’ll be posting more about the trip fairly soon — here on Burning Silo, as well as on a new blog which I’m in the process of creating. Once things are underway, I’ll post the URL here for anyone who might be interested in following along.

12 Responses to “she came in through the bathroom window”

  1. robin andrea Says:

    It’s amazing how the black markings on the wings look like very real holes, with depth and dimension. It surprised me, I had to look at the photo for a while to actually see the markings as markings.

    I look forward to your new blog and also wish you the very best on your journeys. Safe travels and good winds to you, bev.

  2. Cicero Sings Says:

    I too look forward to your new blog and wish you safe travels. If, when in B.C., you venture as far north as the Cariboo … be sure to let us know and stop in for tea!!! If the snow is deep enough, we’ll take you x-country skiing. We can only HOPE for lots of snow anyway.

  3. Peter Says:

    I wish you safe, interesting and happy travels too, Bev. I do hope you point us to your new blog when you have it ready.

  4. pohanginapete Says:

    Sounds like a great journey, Bev, and I trust it’ll deliver all kinds of wonder and joy. All the best, and please let me know the new blog address. I’m keen to visit.

  5. Ruth Says:

    I shall look forward to reading of your travels. Have a safe and restorative season.

  6. Mark Says:

    I used to take my motorcycle across the country, doing nothing but ride from dawn to dusk. I slept behind a stand of trees or in the high grass somewhere just off the road. Once I got over the shock of it, I liked the feeling of isolation. No newspaper or TV, only passing talk to any human, just enough to pay for fuel or to order fast food. If I ever rode at night, I became the unmoving center of a world that slowly moved around me. It was like a long run only lasting for days; it cleared my mind of everything and left room for anything.

    I hope yours is a good trip.

  7. bev Says:

    robin – Yes, they do look like holes. I found several of these moths around during the same week and they’re very distinctive — I could spot them from quite a distance. Thanks re the trip and my new blog.

    Cicero – If I happen to get out your way, I will be in touch!

    Peter – I hope to be posting to the new blog very soon, so stay tuned.

    Pete – I expect that this journey will be filled with many interesting sights and sensations. I look forward to sharing those with everyone through the new blog.

    Ruth – Thanks… and yes, “restorative” is definitely the operative word.

    Mark – Your description of how it felt to travel on your motorcycle is fascinating. Last week, when speaking to a friend, I described how I feel while traveling along rivers in my canoe and the sensation seems similar to what you have written about traveling at night. Also, the word “center” struck a chord with me as that has something to do with what I had decided to name the new blog.

  8. kerrdelune (Cate) Says:

    Have a good one, Bev, and may the sun shine on you all winter long. Is Sabrina going with you, or will she be in a doggie hotel for the winter?

  9. bev Says:

    Hi Cate – Thanks! I hope to stay in nice weather just about everywhere i roam. And yes, Sabrina is coming with me. We can both use a break from the cold and snow! (-:

  10. DougT Says:

    Have a pleasant and safe trip. I’ll be following along as you blog it. On the moth, I’m liking the Brown Angle Shades (Phlogophora periculosa). What do you think?

  11. bev Says:

    Doug – Thanks! That sure looks like the same moth to me!

  12. Pamela Branson Says:

    Happy Trails Bev.

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