Early morning thrill

I spotted this butterfly as it left its cocoon on the front porch step. I had been watching that cocoon for a week or more, so I am thrilled to have seen its metamorphosis. It was drying its wings on the concrete. I went back inside to get a fresh cup of coffee, and when I came back it was gone.

2 thoughts on “Early morning thrill

  1. Carol Howe

    A remarkable picture – but butterflies do leave quickly when they’ve metamorphosed. What a thrill to be in on that! Beginning life like that must be painful and take a good deal of work.

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