Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Signs of Spring..finally!

Slowly but surely, life is returning.  She had a few false starts..Mother Nature..a few teases of sunny days followed by cold and rain. But it was enough to wake her from her slumber. 
I took this picture of this peculiar caterpillar back in November. It looked like something right out of Alice in Wonderland! I actually *heard* it before I saw it as it burrowed around moving leaves. 

Now...I have no idea how long this caterpillar remained...a caterpillar. Or how long it stayed snuggled up in a cocoon, making it's amazing transformation. But I'd like to think this is the very same one :) Lovely Luna appeared this morning!

She is so beautiful..and look how fuzzy she is!

Finally got her wings open. She stayed there all day in the sun, drying her brand new wings! 

Hope you had a great day!


  1. YES Yes yes!!! I am so full of cabin fever!!!!!!!! Spring please sprung already!!!

  2. That caterpillar does look like the right one for a Luna moth. What a great thing to see happen.

  3. Wow, wow, wow! How fabulous to see her arrive and then transform! I've never seen a butterfly like that, in those colours before - she's gorgeous.

    Yes - come on Spring, it's not funny anymore :(

  4. Wow! Great shots. That is so cool that you captured this. My son and I loved seeing it.

  5. Wow! I've never seen a moth like that! It's huge! It may be spring for you, but for us it's 10 degrees right now (7:30 pm) and going down to minus something tonight in northern Idaho! Snowed yesterday and more snow ALL of next week is expected. I agree with Carmen "it's not funny anymore!"

  6. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That is REALLY incredible!!!!!!

  7. Incredible!
    Great post! Thank you :)


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