Saturday, June 4, 2011

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

We awoke this morning to find our butterfly had emerged from the Chrysalis and drying its wings...

I gently moved the entire jar, dill branch and butterfly to the breakfast bar to get a better photo of those beautiful wings..

Lil Sara thought it was very pretty but did not like it when it crawled up her arm...I tried to take a photo of it on her but it was not good..

Just a couple of hours after we got up and it was ready to fly away...I opened the french doors and bid our butterfly fair-de-well...I am sure we will see him again around the garden with all the other butterflies..

It was such a delight to happen upon him as a big fat caterpillar and amazing to find him again the next day tucked away in his Chrysalis...and here we are just 10 short days later and the wonders of nature are revealed before our eyes...

Blessings Kelsie

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22 comments:

Terry said...

Amazing shots of the Swallowtail's journey, Kelsie! Love the blog.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

What a great series! Beautiful butterfly! So cool that you and your daughter got to share in his journey.

Kari said...

Very cool!! I'm amazed it was loose in your house. I love looking at butterflies outside, but NOT close (or on) me. Very cool for Sara to see!

Linda Makiej said...

Wow!! Fantastic macros!!

Genie said...

Oh, my.....these shot of the butterfly in his different stages are fabulous macros. They give the viewer such great images to study. I cannot wait for the little babies to start visiting us here at the house. They seem to be taking their time this year.

Vee said...

What a joy to see this! Swallowtail butterflies are so beautiful that they're even pretty when they're caterpillars.

Splenderosa said...

Beautiful mosaics. I love what you've done. xx's

A Garden of Threads said...

It is an amazing journey they have, with such a beautiful creature as the outcome.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful photos! We have done the same recently with cabbage moths but they aren't so dramatic to the eye.

Kala said...

Love that mosaic. Very creative.

Happy Macro Monday!

Teresa said...

I'm so happy your butterfly hatched! The swallowtails are my favorites.

Teagarden said...

Great photo's thanks for sharing!
Have a great week,
Best regards,
Markus

Jama said...

It's so beautiful!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....ALL these photos are stunning. I do so love the one where the little one's curiosity and wonderment shows!!! Sweet.


Winter Past is my link to Macro Monday. Do stop by when you get a chance. I'd love your company. Have a great week.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How exciting to see the emerging butterfly and isn't it beautiful. V

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

great Macros, lovely butterfly,. lucky it was still for that long. Caterpillars up close are always an interesting sight

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful and amazing photos of a butterfly's metomorphosis. Thanks for sharing them. Blessings, Pamela

Snap said...

Metamorphosis ... what a treat! Lovely. Thank you!

Boho Farm and Home said...

What encouraging beautiful pictures! xo Caroline

Pondside said...

What a thrill for you and your little one!

Mary said...

Omigosh, how wonderful!!! What a terrific learning experience for both of you!

Beth said...

Kelsie, Thanks so much for sharing the link to this post with me! It's awesome! I have been watching two Black Swallowtail caterpillars for a week or two. One has disappeared - I'm sure it's made its chrysalis. Both the monarch caterpillars are gone as well. I really enjoyed this post, Kelsie!
Beth