Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Days

I have claimed there is a Roman road in the field next to our place. Sometimes you can see it, sometimes you can't.
The buttercups help to show where the road used to run. Romans were oh so fond of having their roads go in a straight line. This ones links the Roman camp on a nearby hill straight to Carlisle across the border in England. Carlisle used to be Luguvalium. The town name morphed through the years to it's modern day name. Very few places still retain their Roman names. London is the only place I can think of off the top of my head where the Roman name (Londinium) is still pretty close to the modern name.With the lovely long summer days, we like to have the windows open as much as possible. The windows have been closed enough over the years because of almost constant rain. With the open windows and our rural location, we get visitors. Moths and other flying insects. I have become a big fan of big summer moths. A number of them are really beautiful! Here's a beauty (female Ghost Moth) I found in the sink this morning. Without my glasses on, it could have easily been mistaken for a bit of pasta!
Sometimes we leave the outside back light on too see what will be sticking to the wall in the morning. This White Ermine was by the back door.


Jay said...

I think I can see where the road was. Such beautiful scenery there.

I'm not a big fan of any flying bugs that flutter around. I mostly don't like it when they flutter around me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peggy, the first one is a (female) Ghost Moth and the 2nd is actually a White Ermine.

Peggy said...

Thanks Dean! I knew you'd know!

Anonymous said...

So cool. All we ever get are dusty brown thingies flying through our windows. Come to think of it, if we left our windows open we'd probably get burglers!!