Friday, February 3, 2012

Getting ready to fly away

This morning on checking the chrysalis I discovered a still very wrinkled butterfly getting ready to unfold its wings.  The photo of this looks very blurred - I expect I should have had my trusty Kodak on a different setting as the butterfly was shaking.

I have taken a few photos during the afternoon the last as it was opening and closing its wings and looking as though it was getting ready for flight.  I have reluctantly put it outside, reluctantly because there is quite a cool breeze blowing.

Isn't it beautiful.


  1. I put it outside about an hour ago and have just checked and it has flown away. Goodbye Monarch.

  2. Well done. Did you sit up all night waiting?

    By the way, there's a huge spider behind the small picture (fourth down)!

  3. I am so glad you were able to witness this. Your picture are terrific. Hope you get to see some more.