Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday Critters ~ 193 ~

I have exciting news, super exciting news...
We Have Butterflies
Big, beautiful, colorful, perfectly shaped, friendly butterflies.
Black Swallowtails
So far four have emerged, each one is more special than the one before.

It all started on Thursday, I found number one already out and fluttering around,
while I watched number two emerge.
What a thrilling experience!

They need about 2 hours to dry their wings and learn to fly.





I needed and spent a few special minutes with them...

Next, I invited the neighbor children over for the release...
and much to my surprise, the butterflies stayed with them at least 20 minutes, before flying off.



I am so happy I invited the kids over to share this experience with me.
They were so excited, so kind and gentle with the butterflies, I know they really enjoyed it.

- now they are free -
I am so happy to have been a part of raising and releasing them - one of the many joys of my life!

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39 comments:

  1. Incredible post, Debbie. The butterflies knew the importance of that time with the children. Something the kids will never forget I imagine.

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  2. That's awesome! They emerged beautifully! How fun for the kids, too!

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  3. They really are beautiful and how wonderful for you to share with us and the neighbors.

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  4. Awesome- they are really gorgeous butterflies and what a fun experience for the kids, and I am sure a good lesson in being gentle with nature's creatures.

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  5. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

    And wonderful experience, to have shared with the children.

    Luna Crone

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  6. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    so booooootiful

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  7. Educational and fun experience for all of you to watch the butterflies. Thanks for sharing your experience with the beautiful butterflies.

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  8. How wonderful the children were able to be a part! They will always remember this, Debbie. And, good for you taking such good care.

    xoxo

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  9. Oh how exciting Debbie, I was so hoping that they would come out while you were awake and not while you were sleeping :) That was quite an experience for the kids too I am sure, that was so sweet for you to share the experience with them also. The butterflies are just gorgeous, I can only imagine how exciting it all was!! That last picture is AWESOME!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Wow this is wonderful & they are so beautifully formed!
    That was a lovely idea to invite the kids over to enjoy the butterflies also!

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  11. Hello Debbie, the butterflies are beautiful. What a wonderful experience for you and your neighbor kiddies. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. The butterflies are beautiful Debbie. I am sure those kids will remember it the rest of their lives. What sweet kids. I am so glad you did that.

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  13. So beautiful and special! I am so glad I got to see these beauties. Those neighbors are pretty darn adorable. What a nice thing you did, having them come over!

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  14. Hello Debbie!:) Wow!! What a delightful post. It's an incredible experience to witness this miracle of nature. I appreciated your alone time with them. How beautiful the Swallowtails look, and it was a lovely idea for you to share this experience with your neighbours children. Your photos reflect their enjoyment. I actually feel quite moved by your post. Thank you for sharing this journey.:)

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  15. That is just so special. I'm glad those children got to enjoy the release.

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  16. How exciting, congratulations Debbie and so kind of you to invite your neighbors to enjoy this very special experience.

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  17. They will never forget that!
    Greetings from the Netherlands

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  18. They will never forget that!
    Greetings from the Netherlands

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  19. The butterflies are just beautiful. It was so thoughtful of you to invite the kids to see and hold them. It was a memorable experience for them, I'm sure. Did you have music to accompany the release? I see an unusual instrument at the left in one photo. At least it's unusual to me. What is it? Thanks for sharing this with us, too.

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    1. hi peg, thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. one of the kids had a toy guitar with them, i think that is what you are seeing!!!

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  20. I didn't see the one on the boy's red t-shirt at first! Very cool.

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  21. That is truly amazing! I'll remember that post!

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  22. Wonderful! Great pictures and thrilling for the children.

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  23. Oh Debbie these are wonderful photographs.
    Lovely to see, I have so enjoyed watching as your butterflies have developed.
    How lovely that the children enjoyed it to.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Awwww, Debbie, congratulations on your beautiful babies, and what a sweetheart you are for sharing them with the children.
    xo.

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  25. That was so sweet to invite the kids over, that probably made their day....and yours that the butterflies were ready to fly. I love it. Thank you for sharing that.

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  26. This is great. Congratulations on a successful launch.

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  27. Absolutly beautiful images.
    Take care, Gordon.

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  28. Butterflies just make everything better, and so does having munchkins hanging out and enjoying them too!

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  29. How wonderful to foster new life and watch the butterflies go off into nature.

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  30. I'm so happy for you -- and for the butterflies -- and for the kids who got to share this amazing experience with their great neighbor (How lucky they are to have you).... thank you for sharing this whole experience with us.

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  31. That was just so fun. The children seem so happy to be a part of this. I think it's just so cool you raised them and invited the kids to help release them. Loved your post about it all.

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  32. This project of yours is magnificent! I loved your posting the details of this one. What a blessing to see creation up, close and personal. I think it is so lovely that you shared it with neighbor children. You are the best! As always, the photos are spectacular and i loved your tender care of these beautiful butterflies.
    Loving thoughts and blessings for you!

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  33. Dear Debbie, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful time with us. Such a thrill to see these wonderful butterflies emerge - each one is gorgeous and this is such a delightfully special post.
    Those children will definitely take those memories with them through life - not only of the butterflies but also of your kindness as a neighbour ... I still remember ours who used to give us story books, such a treat.

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  34. thank you for sharing this whole experience with us.


    av porn

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  35. Those kids will never forget that moment! Good for you for sharing!

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  36. This brings a big smile! You were a wonderful butterfly mama! I can see the excitement in the children's eyes. You were sweet to invite them!

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