My husband and I stood in Awe a few weeks back as 3 couples of brilliant orange butterflies did there aerobatic dance over the water of our pool. Swooping and Dancing and round and round. 6 of them had us standing and staring. We did not fully understand at the time that we were watching God's Plan for placing more beauty in our world. if you missed part one butterfly story click here
My friend Holly said the butterfly was depositing her eggs on that passion plant, that it is the host plant and to leave it alone and watch it. We had 6 of these caterpillars and we watched from the time they were 1/4 inch long until this size. Holly said to look for their cocoons, and we never found one . She said they have to beat their wings for an hour to get the blood flowing before they can fly.
day before yesterday we watched this new one that fell out of a bush on to the deck and sat there fluttering new life into its veins. I used the zoom lens in order to give it room to get ready to fly. It was one of the most awesome sights I have seen in a long time.