Friday, August 7, 2009

It's not easy being green

Mark took this picture of a zinnia which I had cut out of the garden and placed in a vase in the kitchen. I have it up on my desktop on the computer. I am really drawn to the all the delicate pedals and the color.
I thought I would try these chartreuse green ones and at first I was not thrilled with the color. Then I realized after I cut them the color developed more depth the longer they were in the vase.

I have been watching some caterpillars eat the dill. I saw them one day and they were very tiny.
The next time I looked they were much bigger and very fat. I wanted to get their picture and before I could remember they were all twisted up and tucked away for the "change".
I took this picture in hopes you can see the Chrysalis.

It blends in very well with the dill. Don't you love how mother nature covers up the tracks of some animals or bugs to protect them.

I don't know what happened to his/ her buddy because I have looked and looked for the other one and it appears to be gone.

I watch everyday in the hope I will be right there when he/she comes out.


Linda Starr said...

Hey, Mark's a nice guy. I love that charteuse color, for some reason brighter colors are appealing to me more than they used to. I hope you see the butterfly when it emerges, what kind will it be?

cookingwithgas said...

I need to go look up and see if I can find out who this guy will be.

Anonymous said...

it's nice to know that this stuff is constantly going on even though most of us don't notice