Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Butterfly Emerges

My watercolor line and wash sketches
There were two caterpillars who each made a chrysalis in Leila's mason jar. Today the last one emerged. After hanging upside down in the jar for a while, it began to open and close its wings. Then we took it outside and our granddaughter, Leila, let it climb out onto her hand. She carried it on the back of her hand and kept it safe for more than four hours until it was ready to fly away.

Oh, and incidentally, Leila also does gourmet food styling out of flowers and leaves. This is her lemongrass "soup".


  1. I love how excited kids get when they watch a butterfly emerge or any changes in nature. Love the sketches of this and your granddaughter working on the gingerbread house.

    1. Thank you, Joan. I appreciate your kind words and comments. I read a quote that said: "If we bring a child into this world, the least we can do is let them show it to us." And what a delightful journey we take when we do, eh?