photo by O.J.Moser
I've outlived my threescore years and ten, and have seen a lot of things. One thing that I had not seen until Monday of this week was this: a Monarch Butterfly caterpillar in the actual process of changing from a squiggly, voracious worm into a jade-green chrysalis which will protect it as it metamorphoses into a beautiful butterfly. My daughter, whose photo of the pupating event is shown, has about 20-25 chrysalides in her home, along with another dozen or more Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. She's sort of a nature nut, and her children are fascinated by all this (as is her mother.) I hope to be present when the butterflies emerge; I haven't witnessed that before, either.
While watching this transformation, all I could say was "incredible, just incredible." With this in mind, my ABC Wednesday's "I" post was created.