We woke up on New Year's Day to find this moth on the window, silhouetted against clouds lit by the dawn. At first sight it looked like any old small moth - it was about 1cm from wingtip to wingtip, off brown in colour and totally unassuming - but it was only after it had allowed its portrait to be taken, a process which involved holding the camera lens so it was almost touching it, that the miraculous structure of its wings became evident.
Has anyone any idea what this moth is - assuming, for a start, that it IS a moth? But.... Please don't tell us it's a clothes moth, which was just taking a rest before from laying yet more eggs on our sweaters.
On the subject of things amazing, we ate these tomatoes over Christmas. They're from our little greenhouse up at the back of the plot, and there are some more in there waiting to be picked. The greenhouse isn't heated, but it does have the benefit of a southeast aspect. It's a another reflection on the amazing climate we have up here.