Butterfly Blessings for Breanna

Breanna received her caterpillars in the mail  a few weeks ago.

caterpillars

She diligently watched them, waiting for them to move from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.

watching hatching

She was so attached to them that she even took them to the funeral home for a family viewing. I was a little afraid the staff would ask questions, but they only raised their eyebrows, trying to figure out what we had while we scooted on in.

taking butter to viewing

Finally, they “hatched.” She was absolutely thrilled!

butter on brea's hand

Take a look at these incredible creatures. The wing looks like velvet.

butterfly wing

The body looks so different from what I expected, and is absolutely gorgeous.

butterfly body

The face is mesmerizing.

butterfly face

Check out this one eating with his proboscus. Amazing!

butter eating

But the best part of the whole experiment was the butterfly who couldn’t fly. I was sad at first; then I saw him as an incredible gift to Breanna. She carried him around all day on her shoulder, becoming fast friends with him.

butter on shoulder

I tell you the truth–he shook like crazy when the rest of us handled him, but was smooth and cool and relaxed in Breanna’s hands.

butter on head

She named him Mr. Butter and spent lots of time playing with him.

butter on eye

He enjoyed playing back.

He also enjoyed a good snuggle.

brea napping

I guess it’s all that loving that finally helped Mr. Butter to fly out on his own. Breanna misses him, but she will cherish these memories for a lifetime.

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5 responses to “Butterfly Blessings for Breanna

  1. i’m glad you put this all together in one post – it’s great – and i love breanna’s smiling face!

    just a note on my stupidity – the shot of the butterfly’s face … i thought that was his rear-end, sorry. my bad.

  2. I love this post…it’s perfect for my Friday’s Nature Table post! Pop over to my blog and post it today:-)
    Blessings and magic.

  3. oh wow, those pictures are great. i love the close ups of the butterfly. What a special gift she got and how fun for her to have a little pet even for just a little time.

  4. Thank you for posting this delightful post on ‘Friday’s Nature Table’. Blessings and magic.

  5. Love this post!

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