Vining petunias trail down the sides of pots. I never put them in the ground. Snails and slugs devour them, and there is some kind of virus that is in the local soil that kills them off. So, in a pot, away from slimey critters.
The very first day of our vacation to Mammoth Lakes earlier this summer found us arriving at our B&B on a fine, sunny day. The balcony behind the house was brilliant in the sunshine, and to greet us was this Hummingbird Moth, fluttering around, and for all intents and purposes, looking and acting as a hummingbird does – quick darts, sudden stops, hovering in the air. Luckily my camera was able to capture this beauty. Interestingly enough, I had never heard about Hummingbird Moths until only a few days before I saw this one!