This afternoon we discovered that the last of our Black Swallowtails changed from a chrysalis to a butterfly. We found 2 little caterpillars on the dill in our garden about 6 weeks ago, and fed them a steady diet of Queen Anne's Lace and Parsley until they became huge and fat. Not long after the last one changed to a chrysalis, we discovered another itty bitty teeny weeny little caterpillar on the greenery in our butterfly habitat, and then another a week or so later!
|Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly|
We were lucky enough to have 4 lovely butterflies emerge, but I only have pictures of the last two.
|Female Black Swallowtail Butterfly|
Tomorrow is J's Picture Day, so we have chosen an outfit. (Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I found this dress at the thrift store last week!!)
L was doing cartwheels at J's soccer practice last week, slipped and landed HARD on her hip. She has been complaining of pain ever since, so we got X-Rays on Saturday. Finally found out today that they are ok...guess she just bruised herself and/or pulled a muscle. At least we don't have 2 girls with broken bones to treat!
It's all good news for a Monday. Hope yours is going well too!