Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

From Above
From Above

We almost always view these lovely creations from above, but lately, at night, I have seen the underside of this poor thing as it tried to batter itself through this screen into my house. I went outdoors in the morning and took a photo of it, knowing I would need it for the next photo challenge, and sure enough, I did.

I enjoy when this happens, when I “just know” I will need the photo for the future. That happened with the bear I photographed so long ago, and many other times.

Most of us look at most things from the upper side, from the more presentable side, from above. How few times we know anything of the underworkings, of the heart of a matter! No one can tell the moth spent hours battering itself to no avail. “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, you’ve seen, anyone has seen. We cannot know until we walk a mile in each others’ shoes. How the feet hurt!

Next time we look at a seeming beautiful exterior, let’s remember: There is another side.

Reach out to everyone you can. You will be surprised.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

  1. It is a luna moth, named, they say, for its pale green color, somehow supposedly like the moon. It is largish, indeed, about the size of your hand. Harmless! They are often found nearly dead on the sides of buildings, especially where there is light, such as a security light. In this case, we often have a light on inside the house, here.
    However, one time, my children noticed a man exiting a store with one of these clinging to his pants leg. That was totally unusual. We pointed it out to him and he was obviously, surprised to discover it was attached to his clothing. That was unusual, indeed.

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