Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All is quiet this morning...

Thank you for all your sweet comments after I blogged about the unexpected earthquake on the East Coast yesterday. Living here we really don't expect that kind of thing and looking back I can hardly believe it even happened, but your kind words were very much appreciated. Gregg always enjoys reading the comments on my blog and he said it makes you feel good to know there are so many nice people in the world, and I agree with him.

Here is a photo of a Skipper but I am not too sure what type it is or if it is actually a skipper. Maybe someone will know. There are over 35,000 types of them worldwide and they are supposed to have a little hook on the end of their antennae. I can't see that from this photo. Wikipedia has more information right here if you are interested in finding out more.
"In all things in nature there is something of the marvelous."

Added note: Steve over at On The Prairie identified this as a Fiery Skipper. Thanks Steve! You can visit Steve's wonderful blog if you click here.


  1. happy to know you are OK, friend!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral
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  2. Displaying my ignorance again I had never heard of a Skipper. Thanks for the Wikipedia link. Each day a tiny bit less ignorant. Has to be a good thing.
    Glad all is calm on the earthquake front today.

  3. It was a nasty experience for you all but I'm glad that all is peaceful again.

  4. I didn't know you had blogged about the earthquake so went back to read your post. When I heard the news I rushed to the computer to send emails to friends in NYC. I needed to know if they were okay. They were, thank God. Our reporters had said the aftershock would have been felt in their area ... they didn't feel a thing. I'm so happy that you are okay. Do you think someone up there is seeking retribution for all the evil in the world?

  5. He's a pretty fellow. Are the birds back?

  6. I don't think that most people pay much attention to 'bugs'...but up close they are incredibly beautiful.
    Jane x

  7. Glad to read your post.
    We are the same in regard to comments. This blogging really opens the world up doesn't it.
    Love your photo of the Skipper, and the quotation...
    thank you for all your visits to my spot in the world Denise :D)
    May it remain quiet for you over your way. Cheerio.

  8. It's a Fiery Skipper. Nice lighting to show off it's gorgeous color.They said the tremors have decreased.Hope all stays safe and you don't have another.

  9. Thanks once again for all your positive comments everyone.

  10. I am glad you are OK (and others whom we know in real and virtual life)... scary weather on the East Coast these days. The butterfly or skipper is a nice peaceful calming picture after all your excitement.

  11. Beautiful shot.
    So pleased that all is well with you and family.

  12. Hi Denise! I just read about your earthquake post (its Thursday dawn in Manila as I write) and I slept early weary tired without listening to the news. I have lots of friends and relatives there and my email inbox must be full.

    Oh I'm glad you're OK. Animals hear the grumbling of the earth before us so they tend to evacuate. My dogs warn me though.

    Hang in there and stay safe!

  13. Wow, I just read your earthquake post...what a scary experience! I am glad all is quiet and back to normal and no one was hurt!

    For all that happened you still managed to post some incredible images...that moth is just gorgeous w/ those vibrant colors!!!

  14. don't you just love those eyes
    nice catch
    beautiful wnged creature

  15. it's good to know that you're OK and no one was hurt in the earthquake. i have cousins in DC and we got their updates in facebook. always keep an emergency kit.

  16. Hi Denise...I love the Skippers, and as you said there are so many, it is hard to ID them correctly ...but you got your answer : }
    Nice !!

  17. I read about your earthquake this morning in the paper, having been a bit too busy to keep up much with the news yesterday. We live in fear if the "big one" that scientists say is coming....sometime. We have earthquake drills in schools, and emergency preparedness kits. We will know right away what it is when one hits. But for you on the east coast, this is a startling rarity. Glad it wasn't any more severe. It sounds like some buildings and monuments may be closed for a while to determine if they are structurally safe.