The photo above is one of the chrysalises just about ready to enter the world as a Monarch butterfly. There were two chrysalises and both looked like this on Thursday night.
here, and while I was on the phone crying about it to my husband I looked up and one of them was crawling up the screen on my window! I didn't realize until later just how much my demeanor changed in that very moment as I exclaimed, "Oh wow! One of my butterflies hatched and it's crawling up the screen!"
After I had gotten off the phone with my husband I went on my daily Starbucks run. As I drove it dawned upon me how in the midst of my frustration over my computer fiasco, I had experienced something so joyous that my entire attitude changed. In a moment, I went from being an overworked adult to a mesmerized child. When I reached Starbucks I texted my sentiments to my husband. And do you know what he responded? I will never forget this. He said, "That was the Lord giving you an invisible hug. He created those caterpillars just for you, just for this day." And to think that I am that special brought me to tears. I cried all the way home.
Nikon D3000. Equipped with a standard Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens, nothing fancy at all. I was zoomed in only about halfway so I could focus fast, using the natural light, no flash. I think I was literally less than a foot from her the whole time.
She just stood still. My breath was shallow as I kept finding myself holding it. I just knew at any moment she would be gone. But she stayed. I took a couple photos with my iphone and then I too rested, both of us still. What a gorgeous creature, and amazing moment.