Saturday

American Lady Butterflies emerged from their chrysalids! I took a few pictures as they rested - Metamorphosis completed - Free for their first flight!


Revive yourself anew.....



One's reformation now completed.....



To thine ownself be true!


Photographs by Carolyn Hietala
Thoughtful Thoughts Along With A Little Poetry

6 comments:

...Kat said...

the flower is SEDUM is it not?

Carolyn Hietala said...

Yes. Don't know the varity but it is large. This particular plant was given me by my Grandmother. She showed me how to take the largest leaf from the plant, rub it gently between the fingers to separate the outer layer without tearing but still leaving it intact..... then put the stem part in your mouth to blow it up as a balloon. A little tricky but with practice can be done. Just a silly thing shared with a grandchild ;0)

...Kat said...

it may be a variety called Autumn Joy

my sedum cultivar has not the color, is a pale pale hint of pink to it.

Yes! the balloon! very cool.
a neighbor told me once how to make a whistle thingie from a plant ... I like to hear of such ...

Foxfire series of books out of north Georgia sure helps preserve a lot of the lore and wisdom of past times. I would like to own the series

Carolyn Hietala said...

Yes, the sedum starts out pale but toward the very end of bloom it darkens as the flowers fade. That's when the bees, etc. stop visiting ;0 Still pretty though even when dry.

I'll have to check out the Foxfire books. Sounds interesting. Thanks.

Cindy said...

A newly emerged butterfly is to the insect kingdom as the first rose of spring is to the plant kingdom. So perfect and beautiful!

Carolyn Hietala said...

Absolutely ;0)

 
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