Saturday, December 15, 2012
Shadow Shot Time
I am reaching back to a moment in time this past year that made me incredibly happy.
The previous Autumn I saved a Black Swallowtail caterpillar from my fennel and kept it safely in a container until it finally made it's cocoon.
I saved it (on blind faith in nature and crossed fingers for luck) in the fridge all winter in an old spaghetti sauce jar.
Then when I felt it was warm enough, long enough, during the days and nights .. I brought it out to the deck, in a protected area .. I didn't want a bird to think it was dinner!
We (husband and son were very keen to see what might happen too) waited and wondered if this would work.
By some miracle Number One Son saw this little beauty climb out, after a point when we almost gave up.
He help it up and it clung to his t-shirt.
I can't explain the thrill we all got from seeing this amazing little life actually be born.
One day I hope to go through the whole process again now that I know it is possible!
There are a few shadows that will coax the viewer into agreeing this is worthy of Shadow Shot time.
I hope you take the time to click on the icon to visit other shadow worlds and see what mysteries they may have to surprise you with as well !