Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday Critters ~ 389 ~

Today's post is all about releasing my Black Swallowtail Butterflies...
30 have emerged and been released back into the wild.
Most fly off with confidence after being in chrysalis all winter.
A few hang around on my hand or flowers before leaving.
At the start of spring, I had a total of 52 chrysalis. 
With 30 being successfully released, I still have 22 yet to emerge.

I will share with all of you, some of our special moments together!

There are 4 in this picture.

I really enjoy spending a few minutes with them,
and being able to capture a few images before they fly off.
Saying good-bye, watching them's like being a part of a small miracle.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, 
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty!

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters


  1. Just spectacular beauty. And I know how much care you give them. 😊

    1. ooooh - i am just thrilled to see you here. they are my babies, my pride and joy. with each one i release, i am overcome with emotions!!

  2. Beautiful pictures of little miracles.

  3. Hello Debbie,
    Gorgeous captures of your beautiful butterflies. The flowers are lovely too. I just love the shot with the 4 together.
    You are the butterfly whisperer. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend.
    PS, thank you for your visit and comment on my blog.

  4. So much beauty in these pics!

  5. Oh, Debbie, I understand. Black Swallowtails are my favorites... and since I used to do this also (but on a smaller scale) your words, "Saying good-bye, watching them's like being a part of a small miracle" is so true. I think the universe will thank you for this. I know that I do.

  6. I really is a miracle! These photos would make such pretty notecards! I love the red roses! Happy weekend!

  7. These photos are gorgeous. The colours on the butterflies are highlighted by the blossoms. Perfect!

  8. Awesome, that is pretty cool that you were able to get picks of more than one at a time, they are beautiful and look so great against your pretty flowers!

  9. Wonderful pictures. it is indeed special to spend a moment with each one.

  10. Hello Debbie.
    You do a great job for butterflies. How beautiful they are!
    Take care.

  11. Dear Debbie!
    Beautiful butterflies and you are a true wizard who gives them a new life.

  12. Beautiful butterflies and gorgeous photos!

  13. They are doing well! It's always cool to see the end result of all the work.

  14. Thanks for sharing this one; the photos are beautiful. I love how you care for and nurture these spectacular Butterflies. They are a miracle and the transformation is so fascinating. I like to relate it to life in some ways.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs!

  15. Your love for your beautiful butterflies shines through.
    Lovely photographs of them and the gorgeous flowers too.

    All the best Jan