This year I have only seen one of my favorite butterflies. The zinnias have not done well, the fennel is full but no caterpillars, the passion vine is everywhere BUT there are very few butterflies. Makes me glad I have the pictures. The pictures bring back a memory, a day, a time. When you need a lift get out your old pics, open that cd full of images, browse that memory stick and if you are like me find the floppy disc that is under the desk. It just might make you smile.
Looking forward to things is such a delight. We anticipate Christmas, visitors coming, special occasions and here at SunnySide Farm we look forward to the arrival of the summer butterflies. This beauty is the Zebra Longwing. We have only had a few visits and never a glimpse of the white caterpillar with black spots . I will do the happy dance if I see one on the passion vines in the back pasture.
Butterflies were probably created on day 5 or 6. It doesn’t matter, GOD was the master designer. Nature needs them for pollination and we enjoy their visual beauty. We love the way they flit around and the magnificent coloration of their wings. They are more than insects…. they are magical! Butterflies have 4 stages… only the last stage is the gorgeous, magical stage that we adore. The next time you see someone who is still a “caterpillar” give them time… they just might turn into the most beautiful butterfly you have ever seen!