Saturday, June 30, 2012

Butterfly Hatch

Anybody remember this guy?

 


Well, he looks a lot different today.





He just kind of unfolded. He didn't need any help - he knew just what to do.

Having never seen this process before, I am awestruck. He is so beautiful!

I saw the chrysalis splitting this morning. When we checked back, he was fluttering around the bowl, ready to get out.

We did assist him by taking the top off the bowl and removing the stick he was climbing on so he could get onto our coneflowers (and hang upside down to dry his wings until he was ready to go).

I hung out in the flower bed for a long time, just watching him and taking pictures.

Believe it or not, I have a few other things to do today, but I wanted to share the photos with you first.

I know there are a thousand tiny miraculous things like this happening every single day that I don't see. I'm feeling really grateful that I got to be a part of this one.

*Our second chrysalis is twitching, so I bet before long, there will be a second butterfly.*

This was totally worth sacrificing the dill, by the way.
The Boy, removing the lid from the bowl.

another tiny garden friend - amazing what you see if you're looking.
Waiting to see what will happen next...