Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Forward...not yet

Time change happens on a different date here in Europe then it does in the states. So don't change your clock tonight just because your friends back home are. We still have a few more weeks until we spring forward an hour on March 25th. 

It also happens on a different date in the fall, which we were completely unaware of last year and ended up getting up an hour earlier than we needed to. Why do we all still change the clocks anyways? I think Arizona (who doesn't do daylight savings) is on to something...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It's a bee, it's a it's a moth!

We were out enjoying the lovely weather that Italy has been experiencing this week when we saw something strange. I swore it was a large bee. My husband swore it was a very small hummingbird. Upon returning home and researching the world's smallest hummingbird I found that they only live in Cuba. After a little more google time I found this:
It's a Hummingbird hawk moth. Apparently they are very common in Italy and they have come into Europe from Africa. Who knew? Anyone else seen one?