Boring you with Butterflies!
I am sorry my friends if I am boring you with butterflies!
You see, when the Captain and I married…we had this Indian poem printed on the back of our wedding programs.
For those of my dear friends who attended our wedding…I am sure they will see my connection to butterflies.
So if I may….I will give you my Black Swallowtail Butterflies Update!
The metamorphosis has begun as the caterpillars have/are going from being caterpillars to cocoons to beautiful butterflies!
I have previously shared some of the pics with you (see link below which will show the caterpillar and egg process) and as each beautiful black swallowtail butterfly emerges, I get so excited!
So far there have been four butterflies (that I know of) and this morning there was another, still wet with it’s little legs clinging to the parsley plant stems….(they have been decimating the leaves for the last few weeks)….but that is ok! This is exciting!
In all my years, I have not been able to witness the complete process as I have here in my Secret Garden!
From egg laying to the pupa stage and to the butterfly literally spreading it’s damp wings, gaining strength and preparing to fly away.
I just wanted to share the journey with you…
Have a great day and smile…you never know what of life’s experiences you will have on this fine Wednesday!
hi honey, I’m still catching up on your past blogs…
such a shame you didn’t have a little one around to show the amazing cycle… but I’m sure you have in the past 🙂 To be able to share the marvel of the “circle of life” is a joy.
Recently I’ve shared the “discovering” of hazel nuts (cob nuts) with little squirrel tooth marks (unfortunately grey squirrels) and the few that have sprouted that were buried from last year…
I’m going to be visiting a butterfly “Farm” in Costa Rica in November… and will be thinking of you and your love of butterflies.
hugs from across the pond xx
Yes, it is so rewarding when sharing with a little one isn’t it my friend. While living on the ranch, we shared birthing of cattle and horses, as well as poultry of all kinds. I think the peacocks were a marvel to my grandchildren as they were shocked to see the size of a peacock egg. 😉 I think that is why I enjoy the Holidays so much…looking through the eyes of a child kinda makes me one too.
Ann Diles says
I can’t express the joy of witnessing the life cycle of these lovely creatures your blog has brought me. Every year I invite them with parsley or dill but think my kitty might cancel my invitation. I remember that lovely poem from your beautiful wedding and thank you for the reminder. Go ahead and just Try to bore me with butterflies.
Oh Annie…you are the most wonderful friend. How I miss you!
thanks for stopping by…Kari
The black swallow butterfly is beautiful, Kari. Thanks for showing the day by day event.
Isn’t nature amazing Sandy? I thank you for appreciating these wonderful little creatures too!