Is It a Bee or a Moth?

This little critter was happily sipping nectar, not minding me at all as I snapped away.



It doesn’t seem like a butterfly (wings would have been folded vertically).
Not a fly either (eyes are not “goggles”}.


The orange and black stripes look like that of a bee, but many insects mimic this pattern to dupe potential predators.

Definitely not an expert, but this could also be a moth? 🙂


Morning with Purple Golden Dewdrop

Duranta erecta, called golden dewdrop, belongs to the verbena family and have flowers that are light blue and lavender. (Why they’re called golden dewdrop I don’t know.}


The flowers form clusters near the end of its stems.


Nice to see them bloom in the garden. I find the lavender color quite relaxing.


A refuge in the city.


Place in the World

Are You Sure You Want to Save the Changes?

Before we close a file, the program asks “Are you sure you want to save the changes?”

Someone said we should ask the same question at the end of each day, before we close it. Are we sure we want to save the changes… to ourselves, to our lives. Are they worth keeping? Or is it a day we can discard, like changes to a file we don’t want to save?


Someone else said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Am I sure I want to save the changes? It’s not always an easy question. For today, I am happy to add this post.