Archive for September 7th, 2008


This morning before coffee even, I had to check on our chrysalis. Last night it had just begun to turn transparent, so I was not expecting to see this colorful guy handing there drying his wings, evacuating fluid, but there he was. We do think he is larger than others. After all he was a fat fellow after feeding on the broad leaf milkweed. He also attached himself to the leaf. That did not work out so well, as it turned yellow, then dropped to the ground. This is where friends come in. We wedged him in another bush. The leaf shriveled more. We wedged it again. It shrank and fell again. Clothespin to the rescue. It all worked out in the end, but we are sure he emerged, looked around and said, “How the heck did I get over here?”

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