Sunday, March 25, 2012

All The World'sa Stage


Snap! those Curly cues twirled around the dead leaf on the Passion vine, (otherwise known as  incubator for our Gulf Fritillary butterflies)
" Bob! We have caterpillars"  New butterflies are on the way....

 Shakespeare's All The World's a Stage, popped in my head because the day before I heard it on NPR Radio.
the egg entered the stage of life a few weeks ago and now the  caterpillar has entered the stage and will soon become a butterfly and from their it is a short act and the butterfly exits the stage of life.

 All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,


 At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurses arms


 For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,


 Life is short, Love your loved ones while you can. Live, Laugh, Love

Female Gulf Fritillary

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26 comments:

Ginny said...

Wonderful pictures of the caterpillar!!!! And all his black spikes. Your story was getting sad, but at the end my heart skipped a beat at the beautiful finish, WELL done!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Snap! Love the tendrils and butterfly!

diane b said...

Super macro shots of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Very apt text and lesson to go with it.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love those tendrils and the caterpillar is kind of cute. But my very favorite is your last photo, that is gorgeous.

The caterpillars and butterflies fit nicely into this Shakespeare passage. If I remember right that is a monologue from the play As You Like It.

Maple Lane said...

I love butterflies! Pretty photos, Sandra.

Susannah said...

Fascinating!....and what a finish! You never cease to amaze me, Sandra! This was beautiful!

Snapper II said...

I love those butterflies.
That last one is beautiful.

Eva Ason said...

Gorgeous photos Sandra :) I loved the close ups of the caterpillar and the butterfly at the last picture.
Loved it! Have a lovely Sunday!

Eva

TexWisGirl said...

great shots of this phase of their life!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Interesting little fella or gal. Soon to be a beeeeeeeeautiful little fella or gal.

Lovey photo captures of this stage!!!

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
~Coco Chanel

Madi and Mom said...

Oh your world is a buzz with lots of spring critters. We just love butterflies too. Excellent close ups of the caterpillars and butterfly.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Lynne said...

Wonderful pictures of the caterpillar. Really like the last butterfly image. Sadie did well with her surgery, and is recovering fast. Have a great week.
Lynne

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I see many beautiful pictures coming up. Looking forward to seeing the new butterflies.Yes,please do love those near and dear to you.one never knows how quickly they may be gone. I'm feeling that lose today.

SweetMarie said...

Great post Sandra! Gorgeous pics! The caterpillar is a cutie, but the butterfly is so pretty!

George said...

Thank you for a marvelous photo sequence to go with "All The World's a Stage". This is a wonderful post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Seeing Caterpillars is exciting... Soon you will have lots and lots of gorgeous butterflies around.. How special is that!!!!!

Have a great day, and let's keep our friend, Ginny, in our prayers.
Hugs,
Betsy

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Sandra... I saw my first butterflies this year today and in good numbers..

S. Etole said...

Such beauty at the end.

Catherine said...

How wonderful to be seeing nature developing right before your eyes...errr...camera! Ha! Excellent Sandra!
xo Catherine

Angela said...

You'll be having some more very beautiful butterflies around your house before too long to take more pictures of!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your photos as usual - you can sure see things better through your lens then even by looking at them through naked eye.

Are we on stage too then?
sandie

Ann said...

All the worlds a stage and you have a front row seat and your trusty camera to record the action :) Great shots

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see your spring butterfly collection!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, how fitting and how true. Each day is filled with the performance of living our daily lives. The fritillary barer pillar is as colorful as the butterfly it turns into.

Val said...

LOVE that last shot...perfect!!

Rose said...

wonderful, Sandra....beautiful butterfly.