Sunday, May 15, 2011

Swarm of Blue Moths

Down to another shore of the American River we go (we have visited several parts of this river, among other bodies of water). We had a picnic this sunny day and a shorline rocky hike.

We began with a riverside picnic, of course...

These cirrus cloud were like speckled cotton balls methodlically painting the sky.

...Our view as we picniced...

Now, this is the incredible swarm of blue seems that we were blessed with this rare seasonal moment. I actually had it on video, but I can't seem to figure out what happened to it....

Blue moths seem not to notice the exhuberant movement of the boys, as they continue dancing around them, regardless of the boys' sporadic and ever-present energy. 

For us, this was truly magical, as if we had conjured up our elders' spirits in a tribal sense. The manner in which they swarmed us seemed surreal and dreamlike. We all could not believe our eyes. It truly was the natural sense, or perhaps the supernatural sense............



  1. Beautiful. Love it. -Jenna

  2. Thanks for sharing such a great outing. I'm super jealous of the nice river/stream access. Those blue moths are really nice. Never seen anything like that down here in La. Keep up the great work!