>> Shone September 19, 2022September 19, 2022 14 Comments Goodness, another too hot day, eh. Shone is the past tense of shine. It is something that reflects lights or someone who stood out because of excellence. Blue Sage (Salvia azurea) is a great late summer plant. Ours is doing well despite the lack of rain this year. Grasses have started to bloom like this Side Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)! A close up of the red anthers and the white stigmas! A very (10-12mm) small black moth on Frostweed! A flash of white catches my eye on the ragweed! After moving to several different ragweed plants, it settled down. Even letting me manipulate the ragweed to my advantage. It was a Flower Moth (Schinia chrysellus)! It was a new one for me. The host plant is broomweed (Amphiachyris dracunculoides, syn. Gutierrezia dracunculoides) which we do have some on our prairie. Beautiful creature! Its wings really shone in the sun! Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)! The anthers were brightly shining! A Hackberry Emperor decided to be in the spotlight too. LOL Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.