Friday, April 23, 2010

a life in study

Just before the holidays were lucky enough to get five of these: 

 
which formed into five of these:
which became five of these:
And they flew away and lived happily ever after!
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x

13 comments:

ecoMILF said...

they are gorgeous- monarchs are so magical! xo m.

Mary said...

awesome!

Heleen said...

Fabulous!

nicolette said...

The pictures are gorgeous! But happily ever after... most butterflies only live for a few weeks, so I hope they have a great time in your garden!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

My mother had some inside at Christmas, in about 5 days those caterpillars had tripled in size, boy can they eat.
I just love the beautiful jade colour of the chrysalis with its gold bits, your photos must have been taken very close to hatching

Lisa said...

I used to watch these every year on my Nana's swanee tree at the farm when I was a wee little girl, your post has brought it all back to me, the hours of watching and waiting and shrieking with joy when the butterfly emerged.

Anonymous said...

I could not work out where you were talking about and then I saw the butterflies(vlindertjes)are,n they gorgeous it is such a pity that such a beautiful thing has such a short life but then they give in that short life such joy and that is wonderful.
thanks Levien for letting us enjoy these things with you puck

Ms. Givens said...

How awesome!

Sally said...

beautiful.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have captured the life cycle of the butterfly perfectly! Just beautiful.

Kate said...

What a gorgeous story! I'll show it to my girls when they get home from school. Thanks.

Linda said...

oh how wonderful!! they are beautiful

Cubby House Crafts said...

What beautiful pics!
Lisa ʚϊɞ