A friend of my wife give us this tree in a pot two years ago, and we planted at the border. It has grown to 2 meter high. We love this light purple color very much.
Sometimes hawk moths come to the border and hover to suck nectar from flowers with a long and narrow calyx. They flies so fast that it is not easy to take a picture of them.
|Macroglossum pyrrhosticta (ホシホウジャク) is sucking nectar while hovering|
I remember the first photograph of a hawk moth that I took in 1978. It was soon after I bought a SLR camera for the first time. I was exited with the photo when I received a slide film developed at a DPE shop.
|Cephonodes hylas (オオスカシバ) and Zinnia|