Who wouldn't return the apparent grin of this Spectacle Moth which celebrated the second leg of UK Moth Night by visiting the trap last night? It arrived with a small party of newcomers so far as our new home in Oxfordshire is concerned, although a couple of them were occasional overnighters in Leeds.
Rosy Rustic is one of my favourite moth names because of its other connotations; indeed when I first featured one in Leeds, I added an old painting of a cheery farmer from times gone by. This time, here's a typical seaside card with thanks to the excellent Bamforth website.
The cards were made in Holmfirth in the Yorkshire Pennines, which are also home - in the nearby town of Marsden - to the Mikron theatre company which has taken its plays round the canal network in a narrowboat for 42 years. We went to the pub last night for this year's ace offering Don't Shoot the Messenger, a very funny (and informative) play about the Post Office.
|Cheers! Mikron's narrowboat gets ready for last night's show. Note courgettes on roof.|
If you're anywhere near Oxford, it's on at the Jolly Boatman near Thrupp tonight and the Rock of Gibraltar at Enslow tomorrow. The weblink above has other venues and dates.