June 20, 2010

Nurture And Nature...

Father's Day was spent nurturing Handsome.
Time in the studio was not on the agenda.
Homemade lasagna was the meal request, and I was happy to oblige.
A trip for two to SweetScoops for ice cream cones after dinner.
The day was a treat for both of us.
When you keep your eyes open, you never know what you'll see.
What appeared to be a piece of bark near the pool, revealed a
caterpillar struggling to emerge from, without a doubt, the most
interesting cocoon I've ever seen. Sadly, when I went back to see
how it was progressing in its efforts to escape, I found that the
struggle had been too great, ending in its demise.

(Just so you know what you're looking at in the photo:
The actual caterpillar is the first three "segments" at the top
of the cocoon. It was white, with black markings and a little
brown on it. If you look closely, you can even see a tiny leg on
the left side of each segment. It was sooo close to freedom!)

I was so curious to know what this caterpillar would become.
Now, I'll never know.
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DeeDee said...

Sad for the catapiller :(....glad you enjoyed your craft free day...mine was spent remembering my dad and...well chekc out my post to see what I was up too...hehehe!

Michelle May said...

Glad you had a fun day with Steve. That lasagna looks wonderful! Poor little catapiller. I've never seen anything like that.
Have a fun day today. I got lots to catch up on. Been touring studios all weekend. ;)

MosaicMagpie said...

When I saw the photo of the cocoon, I thought what is that! Thanks for sharing something I have never seen before, but isn't it beautiful (like a little hut). Maybe one of Michele Palmer's creatures could live there.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG Donna when I saw that picture I thought Jeezzz I have taken too many of my pills....because I am use to seeing nothing but pretty dainty stuff on your site. lol
Glad you explained it to me or I would of thrown my pills out the window.
So glad you pampered precious Handsome for Fathers Day. Now of course I am hungry for your lasagna.
Thank you honey for keeping my spirts lifted and letting me know that you love me. I so enjoy your visits.
I am staying up longer each day but not over doing it. So miss stopping by here but will catch up soon
Love you

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, how sad for the caterpillar. :( But on a happier note, I am glad you enjoyed the day with your handsome. That lasagne looks so yummy! Theresa

Deb said...

Sounds like just the most wonderful day - lasagna and ice cream and a day with Handsome - what could be better.

That picture of the caterpiller is so interesting. It's too bad that it didn't make it.


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