I have been gone for so long, and figured I better get back online, sharing our photos, and the anecdotes of our lives!
Starting with today... we have an extremely creep moth on our back deck. And I use the term "moth" lightly. It is, actually, a large tarantula with wings. Seriously. Check out this thing. The wing span, not fully extended even, is about 6 inches.
It looks like a beautiful butterfly, until you see that it is fat... and hairy... with huge legs... and beady eyes, with hairy fan-like antenna. And don't be fooled, this thing is huge.