Saturday, August 31, 2013

Phyllis Hatched!!! Phyllis Hatched!!!










To the excitement of all, Phyllis the caterpillar emerged from her "lifeless" chrysalis yesterday! We took her back to the broccoli plants where she was first discovered and released her. She quickly fluttered a few metres away to the neighbour's cumquat tree where she rested for over an hour, finally open in her wings fully. 

I was quite relieved as Sparky and Fire didn't make it to chrysalis stage and I didn't know if Phyllis would hatch at all - but she did and now joins the many Cabbage White Butterflies dancing around our garden.   :)



34 comments:

Rick said...

The miracle of life ! Great photos !

Gina said...

What an awesome process for the kids (and you!!) to witness. You are getting your weekend started off on the right foot :)

Joyful said...

Lovely story and how awesome for your children to see this new life "birthed".

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So fantastic to witness this, Karen. I enjoyed to read your story and see your beautiful pictures. All's well that ends well. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

E Ericasta said...

Yes, dear Karen, it's again and again The miracle of nature, which we see and should care of ... Lovely photos, I like -<3

Wish you from Heart a nice Weekend, Heidrun in Bavaria

Joop Zand said...

Lovely photo's with very nice light and colors.

Wish you a nice weekend.

Greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

quiltswithpersonality said...

Amazing Amazing!! just love the photography too.

geanina said...

beautiful images!:)

Patchwork and Play said...

Phyllis is a beauty! Congratulations!

Giga said...

Dzięki Wam jest jeden motyl więcej, który ozdabia ogrody. Pozdrawiam.
Thanks to you, there is one more butterfly that adorns gardens. Yours.

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Karen,
That's nice to see butterfly came out. Funny to see when he fly away and goes to the branches of the fruit tree.

Many greetings,
Marco

kramam said...

She is a beauty indeed! But how did you know she is not a 'Phil'? Just joking...
I love the pictures you made of her!
Greetngs, Anita

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Funny you say that Anita. Phyllis is/was Miss E's (5 yr) pet caterpillar, she named it Phyllis which she thought was a boy's name - maybe it should have been Phil!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very cool!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Perfect instructions about metamorphous; she is quite beautiful.

Cristina Ferreira said...

Lindas borboletas.

Cinzia said...

Beautiful butterflies and photos!
Cinzia

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

Congratulations on the successful metamorphosis of Phyllis! You nurtured it well.

Erica DAuria said...

very beautiful blog!!
Happy week end!
Ciao, Erica

Www.fotografiattimidiluce.blogspot.it

Filip Demuinck said...

Great third picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Elise Lea said...

Yay for Phyllis! Caterpillars are tricky, I am very impressed. Beautiful images as always :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thanks Elise. I'm tempted to grow broccoli again next year not only for their crop but also so we can "harvest" caterpillars!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Stiletto, I can't find your blog as your profile no longer links to it......can you send me the link?

Cathy said...

We are in the season of watching our munching caterpillars cocoon. We plant lots of parsley for that purpose alone.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi Cathy. We have many several parsley plants but none attract caterpillars here. What caterpillars does your parsley attract?

Seeing Each Day said...

Gorgeous photos Karen to highlight the celebration, I particularly love your third shot.

thefisherlady said...

science at its best!

linda bowton said...

Beautiful pics!

jan said...

Phyllis is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Kathye said...

This was the sweetest post I have ever read!
How wonderful!!!

Dave said...

It is interesting that you and your family have observed the metamorphosis of the white butterfly Karen. I have seen a monarch do it but not a white butterfly. I think that all butterflies are amazing creatures and are so clever the way that they can maneuver with those apparently clumsy wings. They are so clever. And I am convinced that white butterflies are very intelligent too Have you seen the try to rescue another injured butterfly? - Dave

Linda R said...

She sure is pretty.. What wonderful photos.

Hugs~

Łucja-Maria said...

Welcome Karen!
I'm glad that you visited my blog.
I am delighted with your posts and pictures.
They are beautiful.
With great pleasure I will visit you.
Greetings from Polish far.
Lucia

Liz said...

She is beautiful!! The circle of life is amazing.

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