sabato 19 giugno 2021

Saturnia, Herald of the Beautiful Season, has eventually arrived!

 



They gave her a name filled with so much charm, she’s called ‘Saturnia’ as if she came from another planet to announce us the Beautiful Season coming, with its warmth and its beauty.
She’s one of the largest moths in the world - its wingspan reaches 15-17 cm. - and the largest at all we have in Italy.
With its 'eyes' painted on her wings that seem to scrutinize you if you approach her - made to chase away nocturnal predators - this wonderful butterfly, which moves only when cloaked in the white light of the moon, belongs to a family of moths not very common in Italy but that you can commonly find in tropical and subtropical countries, where large insects are diffused.
Just think that when she's flying at night she's so big to be confused with a bat!





Here at Tenuta Geremia we are lucky enough to have some rare specimens that every year come to visit us, first when they’re still caterpillar with their large blue-dotted body



and then, once they become butterflies, they stay with us for a few nights, waiting to be courted by the males to lay eggs and leave their memory for the next Spring: we see them from February to May, depending on the temperature trend. That's why this year they were late in coming: Spring was truly bizarre and characterized by unstable weather, but lately temperatures are rising little by little and the weather seems to be getting more stable day after day.
It is not a coincidence, in fact, that all the Spring blooms are late and even our roses, this year, have just begun to open their buds.





And then good Summer to all of you, my dear readers, in the hope that the Beautiful Season is delighting you too with its Beauty, its scents and its colours.


I hug you warmly, thanking you with all my heart, as usual,

see you soon 







Saturnia, Messaggera della Bella Stagione, è finalmente arrivata!


 FOTO SATURNIA


Le è stato dato un nome pieno di fascino, si chiama ‘Saturnia’ come se provenisse da un altro pianeta per annunciare l’arrivo della bella stagione, dei suoi profumi e del suo tepore; è una delle più grandi falene del mondo – la sua apertura alare raggiunge i 15-17 cm. – e la più grande che abbiamo in Italia.
Con i suoi ‘occhi’ dipinti sulle ali che sembrano scrutarvi se vi avvicinate, fatti per scacciare i predatori notturni, questa meravigliosa farfalla, che si muove solo se ammantata dalla bianca luce della luna, appartiene ad una famiglia di falene non molto diffusa in Italia, che si trova comunemente nei paesi tropicali e subtropicali, dove è consueto che vivano insetti di grandi dimensioni.
Pensate che quando è in volo di notte è talmente grande da poter essere confusa con un pipistrello!


 ALTRE FOTO SATURNIA


Qui a Tenuta Geremia abbiamo la fortuna di averne alcuni rari esemplari che ogni anno vengono a farci visita prima con il loro grande bruco punteggiato di blu


FOTO BRUCO


e poi, una volta divenute farfalle, rimangono con noi per alcune sere, in attesa di essere corteggiate dai maschi per deporre uova e lasciare il loro ricordo per la primavera a venire: le vediamo da febbraio a maggio, a seconda dell’andamento delle temperature. Ecco perché quest’anno hanno tardato a venire: la primavera è stata molto bizzarra e connotata da tempo instabile, ma ultimamente le temperature stanno salendo poco per volta ed il tempo sembra farsi più stabile giorno dopo giorno.
Non è un caso, infatti, che tutte le fioriture primaverili siano state tardive ed anche le rose quest’anno abbiano cominciato da poco ad aprire i loro boccioli.


FOTO ROSE

1 - Banksiae Alba Plena

2 - Geoff Hamilton

3 - Malvern Hills


Ed allora buona estate a tutti voi, miei cari lettori, nella speranza che la bella stagione vi stia deliziando con i suoi profumi ed i suoi colori.


Vi abbraccio caramente ringraziandovi come sempre,

a presto 







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36 commenti:

  1. Those 'eyes' on the wings are disconcerting. Such a big moth is the Saturnia. Your garden is looking lovely, Dany. Summer is beginning to gift you with beautiful blooms. Enjoy!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Kim
      you're always far too welcome!
      The first time I saw Saturnia's 'eyes' I was truly amazed at them, since I also had never seen something like that before!
      And I'm amazed also if I think that every year she never fail to announce the arrival of the good season: Nature is truly the most wonderful Gift we have and we have the duty to preserve it with all its Magnificence.
      Thank you Darling friend,
      I'm sending you my warmest and biggest hug ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  2. Una farfalla ricca di fascino. Buon weekend!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. italiafinlandia
      sì, molto affascinante ed incredibilmente puntuale nell'annunciare l'arrivo della bella stagione!
      Buona estate carissima Luisella e grazie ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  3. What a stunning butterfly 💕 Wishing a sunny & splendid summer to you dear Daniela.

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    1. riitta
      we put our care and concern in preserving our natural environment as much as we can, and Saturnia is the sign and the prove that our effort is worth!
      Thank you Dearest friend of mine for your visit,
      ♡ஐ♡ I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  4. What a gorgeous moth! They do have a beautiful spot to develop and evolve in your world!

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    1. Jeanie
      Actually they do really enrich our world, they're far preciuos to us!
      Wishing you a most wonderful Summer,
      Dearest friend of mine ღ~Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ~ღ

      Elimina
  5. How lovely they are! Your flowers are truly beautiful, i hope they last as long as they can.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. messymimi
      They're a kind of magic to us!
      With utmost gratitude
      I'm sending love and hugs to you •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  6. Wow that is big, especially to be confused with a bat. love the markings on it!
    Summer has hit here and hard, we have had many days in the 90 degrees F and with feels like temps in the 100's, just too hot to do much outside, I don't enjoy it at all when it is that Hot, hope you have enjoyable weather and enjoy all your blooming bushes!

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    1. Conniecrafter
      Dearest friend of mine, I don't like the hottest part of Summer since I don't stand hot temperatures, and you seem to have already such a burning season!
      Here the good season goes on so strangely this year, but let's hope it to be merciful to us.
      Have a wonderful Sunday ❥

      Elimina
  7. I've never seen a moth like that before. It's most beautiful. Huge too.

    I love all the flowers. They are most beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Sandee
      I love to have you here with your so beautiful words, thank you darling friend!
      ⊰✽*✽⊱ Enjoy your Summer ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  8. So beautiful! Summer is definitely here, enjoy.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Catscue Cat Mom
      you're heartily welcome!
      Have a fabulous Summer you too ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  9. wow! I never thought there are moths that big. amazing.

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    1. Klara
      before knowing Saturnia I also didn't think we had in Italy such big moths and they are very rare indeed.
      Thank you for you visit and lovely words ♥≫✿≪♥

      Elimina
  10. So many wonderful images of summer!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Janice
      You're so welcome, thank you for your beautiful words!
      *ღ* Sending blessings across the Ocean *ღ*

      Elimina
  11. This is magic. A garden in summer is a magical place.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Amalia
      Dearest One, you're right, and Saturnia adds a little magic more, doesn't she?
      Sending love and hugs to you ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  12. What a beautiful moth! Never seen one before. I would make cards with that photo! I collected butterflies and moths as a kid; now I collect the pictures of them only!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Kathy
      first of all let me thank you for this visit of yours, I'm sincerely grateful to you both for this and for your words.
      So, as a collector, Saturnia is new to you too!
      Actually, also in Italy she isn't so common, we are fortunate to have her in the natural environment of Tenuta Geremia and we're proud of it, since we're so careful to preserve our Nature.
      •♥• Take care dear •♥•

      Elimina
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    1. Lydia C.Lee
      thank you, Nature is amazing!
      Sending blessings across the miles ♥♡♥

      Elimina
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    1. Magica Mystical Teacher
      it is I to thank you, dear friend!
      May your day be filled with Joy ∗⊱༺♡✿♡༻⊰∗

      Elimina
  15. Un'esplosione di fioriture alla Tenuta Geremia! una natura gioiosa "apprezzata" anche da Saturnia (pensa che non ne conoscevo l'esistenza)!
    Serena estate a te, carissima Dany
    Franca

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    1. Franca
      mia dolce amica, grazie per la tua visita e per le sempre bellissime parole che il cuore ti detta!
      Ti auguro un piacevole pomeriggio ed una bellissima serata ringraziandoti ancora con affetto sincero ❥

      Elimina
  16. A wonderful series of photos. Nature is so mysterious and awesome!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. betty-NZ
      you're right, dear friend, Nature is truly mysterious and awesome, these are the right adjectives which describes it perfectly!
      Thank you for your visit,
      to have you here again after my long absence makes my day
      and bless my heart 💕

      Elimina
  17. Very cool, I've never heard of them. Lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Kathleen
      dear friend of mine, it is I who thank you both for your visit and for your nice words!
      May your Sunday be bless with Joy and Beauty ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  18. Daniela,
    I always love your stories. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/07/thursday-favorite-things.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      my Dearest, your words touch my heart in the deep and move me!
      It's a quite hard time for me, that's why your feature is much more precious than ever!
      ஜ Blessed be ஜ

      Elimina

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