For some reason, I felt our weather would remain rainy and drab all summer. Passing over Solstice, we seemed to shift into what the rest of the country has been experiencing. Hot! Ok, so Oregon doesn’t get really hot like Arizona, Texas, and other points south, but hitting over 90 (34C at the house) for multiple days is notable. Coping with hot weather when one feels cruddy isn’t easy. Fortunately, the downstairs studio space is lusciously cool! Ahhh, just as long as I don’t have to wander around much.
The moth/butterfly photos are from last week. It was resting in a shady place while I ran to find the camera. I’ve not seen this variety before and have been trying to go through the id key systems online with no luck. It’s certainly distinctive with the orange head and striped abdomen. Anyone know what type it is? It’s probably something very common that I’ve overlooked for years.