Beginning to tidy up the garden for this weekend’s tour, I opened the small cedar hutch and found myself looking directly at this:
I immediately closed the door and ran to get my favorite fifth grade entomologist out of class.
The swallowtail must have been drying its wings because it was perfectly still, allowing us to move the box to which it was attached and put it under a tree.
Avery and I spent a good ten minutes taking pictures and video, making observations just inches away, and marveling together. It was wonder-full.
Here’s another wonderful thing: I knew her teacher would allow me to take her out for ten minutes, missing a bit of class time, for this teachable moment. Thanks Mrs. Croman.
Thanks. A good camera would have come in handy because it was letting us get as close as we wanted. We could see the individual dots of neon blue—incredible!
Thank you for “grabbing” Avery out of class! Life is made up of wonderful moments, and I’m glad you both got to share this one!
What a cool kid you have! I love learning with her.
My Mom ,your Grandma loved butterflies.I look at them I see her.Loved the pic’s.dad
Thanks for this reminder Dad—I remember this now too.
That is one of those moments that you just have to marvel at. wonderful.
Agreed. Here’s to small miracles!
Wow & Glory to God! What marvelous moments for you and Avery. The pictures are wonderful.
That’s how I feel. It’s kinda been a rough week, and this quiet little moment was such a blessing—a word I don’t use lightly, but when I do, I mean! Thanks!