Friday, August 20, 2010

Look who just metamorphosed!

Ok...remember the other day when I mentioned that I had a caterpillar who spun himself a cocoon in my studio? I thought it was going to turn into the pretty white butterfly in the photo above.

But instead...he turn into this...

Still beautiful in my opinion, but not whimsical in a princess-like fluttering in a meadow type way...but more like in a whimsical deep in the woods hiding under a tree stump sort of way.

You're probably wondering why I had a caterpillar in my studio in the first place. Well...when I left my parent's house the other week I took a whole bunch of veggies from their garden home with me. Of course we aren't the only ones who love broccoli and I had to pick off some little green cabbage worms (they look like worms but they're really caterpillars). I kept the largest one and fed him little bits of broccoli for a few days until he was big and fat enough to make the big change. There are several types of cabbage worms and since I saw the white butterflies hanging around the broccoli plants in the garden, I thought that's what little Mr. Worm was. Nope! He's a Cabbage Moth...not a Cabbage Butterfly...from what I understand at least.

I don't regret hatching him and I'll soon let him outside to lay eggs on someone else's broccoli! Ok ok, I live in the city where no one really grows he'll have to find some other plant to invest in. :)


Debbi said...

Que sera, sera . . . I'll bet it was still a lovely experience . . . :)

vivian said...

HA.. thats pretty funny. At least you got to enjoy the experience! I have a friend that just hatched a bunch of butterflies, I dont know where she got them all, but there were a bunch!
have a great weekend

Unknown said...

oh that's sweet! "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder", right? Loved the story..happy trails cabbage moth!!