Our very own Swallowtail Butterfly
I really didn't think it was possible, to have a butterfly grow from a tiny caterpillar to a full blown Swallowtail butterfly inside Tupperware. Isn't Tupperware made for those 1950's moms that love to keep leftovers for as long as possible, you know just in case? My daughter T was given a Swallowtail caterpillar by our good friend Carol (thanks Carol!). T was given the mission... a mission impossible, but she accepted the mission with fearless belief that it is possible to be Mother Nature and that the real Mother Nature wouldn't get pissed and not allow such an event to take place. At around 10 p.m. T heard fluttering in her room, it was coming from the Tupperware. T began screaming "it hatched" or something like that, and Paul and I went to see the miracle that is life. This meant that T had accomplished her mission. We awed at it's magnificent wings and the bright colors, colors that even Paul could see (color blindness you know). I decided to put this wonderful event as a post since at the very moment that T yelled out that we had lift off, I was sketching a wing into my sketchbook. I had also told Paul this morning how I can make tiny wings to go with a piece that I had in my head, butterfly wings, maybe. Now who exactly is mother nature? I think it's all of us. In our own small way we all effect the environment everyday.