Thursday, July 5, 2012

Birth of a Butterfly

We had a metamorphosis happen on our back patio over the past week or so.  The above photo is of a little caterpillar that attached itself to the ceiling of the back patio.  It was busy working to form its cocoon.

In about a week, the cocoon was fully formed, and the metamorphosis was happening inside, out of sight!  I was waiting, rather impatiently, for the magic to happen!

And, then, this morning, the magic happened!!  The butterfly emerged, and spread its wings!  I have to admit, I wasn't here at this moment  - my wonderful partner, Jeff, took this photo!  In a couple of hours, the butterfly's wings had sufficiently dried, and it was gone.  Sigh......still how great to have captured this!


1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! I totally would have gone crazy watching for the metamorphosis. Thank goodness Jeff got the picture. I would have also tried to put different color papers nearby before the wings dried. LOL. Maybe it was a good thing you weren't home.