I found a Comma caterpillar, brought it home and fed it nettles. It pupated and for the past 2 days, there has been great agitation from the chrysalis. Today, Tuesday September 9, 2008, the beautiful butterfly was born.
I knew the underwing was exquisite, but I’ve never seen the “verdigris” before. The comma for which it is named is clearly shown.
After several hours, it became very agitated and reluctantly, I released it into a buddleia where it took shelter from the rain.
Please view him large, he’s worth it.
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
“There is only one sacred manuscript, the sacred manuscript of Nature, which alone can enlighten the reader.” Hazrat Inayat Khan
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