Saturday, September 10, 2011

I thought I was seeing things….

…but it was a real chrysalis! And not just one….I have THREE of them clinging to my flower pots!

I planted my butterfly garden early this Spring, and had 2 amazing caterpillars move in, only to be exterminated by a curly-tailed lizard (which I have since succeeded in scaring away with my impression of crazy woman screaming and chasing a curly-tailed lizard.)

I had pretty much given up on this garden attracting anything more than lizards and bees, so today I weeded it, uprooted gangly plants, mulched and watered, replaced the potted plants…and then I spied it, attached to the underside of the pot rim! I thought it was one of my wayward embellishments I use on my fiber art projects. It was so beautiful! Bright green, tiny shiny gold dots around the top…and then I found another! And another!! The photo doesn’t do it justice, but I can actually see the outline of it's precious little wings.

I am ridiculously excited about this. Mr. Lizard better not show his scaly face, I am in protective-mother mode until these babies hatch!

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