I am not sure I can capture the true colors that I am seeing, but I figure that I am allowed to make up my own.
I do find that not all butterflies are alike.
There seems to be some variation in them all.
( hey- I think that there is, I could be wrong...)
In looking back over my fascination with the butterflies I noticed that all I did a few years back was to just take pictures of them.
Then I became fixed on the wings.
This year, I am all about their faces.
It is like someone whacked me on the head and said, " have you really, I mean really looked at these things?"
I am now fascinated with their faces.
They really pay me no attention and fly all around me as if I am a tree or just some mass to get around.
They are fully intent on doing their job.
|Just look at this face....!!|
I have been going out to be at "one" with the caterpillars.
I have been watching the ones in the parsley as they nub down every bit of the plant they can find.
There were at least 3 different hatches, making for some interesting watching.
I had wee ones, middle size ones and of course the bigger ones.
We counted at least 14 in different stages.
This morning when I went out many of the larger ones had moved on.
I want so badly to see one all cocooned, but I don't think I will be able to find them in their final stage.
I now know how lucky I was to get the one I had a few years back.
|do you ever feel you are at the end of the road?|
There is no love lost between the caterpillars, when the big one wants your place you need to just move on.
Tomorrow its back to the pottery and I will have to ignore the butterflies and caterpillars so I can get some work done.
But! I am already planning on more parsley next year.
And, some dill.
I need to feed these hungry critters.