Today was our first day of school and perhaps I will blog about that tomorrow. The most exciting thing about today was the hatching of our butterfly!
Two weeks ago at our CSA pickup we found a big caterpillar like this and a very tiny, fuzzy caterpillar that eventually grew into this as well:
The first caterpillar quickly turned into a chrysalis one night while we slept. We looked up online and expected that today would be the first possible day it could hatch. Throughout the day it turned darker and darker.
Can you tell? :)
Then we moved the butterfly to the zinnia patch and Andrew ran to get his camera to record the event:
What a beautiful thing to watch in our home! I felt very blessed to have the mama duck choose our home to hatch her ducklings, and I can hardly believe we've been blessed again to have a caterpillar turn into a butterfly! Our second caterpillar has been eating like crazy for two weeks and I expect he will make his chrysalis anytime now.