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Thursday, July 9, 2009
7:58 AM | Posted by BellaDaddy | Edit Post
The other day, Bella and I were coming back from our daily morning ritual run: Starbucks. Upon driving into the driveway, we noticed, or rather Bella noticed, a Monarch Butterfly hanging upside down on a plant in front of our home.
We ventured over and I stuck out a finger. Amazingly, the little flier crawled right up ...no flying away!.... Needless to say, Bella was thrilled...she loves butterflies! As is evident in our home...Butterfly stickers adorn the windows, the coffee table...the counters...pretty much all over.
After a few moments, she mustered up the nerve to let it crawl on her little digit. The smiles following were infectious. Of course, when it decided to crawl a bit more than she was prepared for, it was like..."OK Daddy, OK, get it off now, I'm done"...(snicker).
DING! DUH! SMACK! Idea...GET THE CAMERA!
By the time the camera was in hand, Bella had decided she was no longer willing to hold the little creature. Funny thing though...the butterfly never fled. (Realizing later, and of course, it was right in front of me the entire time - it had just been "born"...it was hanging upside down to dry it's wings...the obliterated cocoon was right underneath...and I had missed it).
So, this is a pic of our brief, yet wondrous encounter. There are additional pics below, in the slide show.