Saturday, July 2, 2011

Life's Daily Miracles

Some of you might've read an earlier post of mine that had a slideshow of some "parsley worm" caterpillars I discovered in my garden.  Out of nine, I managed to save three of the caterpillars.  They spun their chrysalids, and TODAY the first one emerged.  A swallowtail!  I will have to do more research on the exact name.  But I felt so blessed to be an observant of this miracle that happens on a daily basis all over the world, but is just so incredible!  Like the quote on our kindergarten website says: "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."  That's why I feel my kindergarteners start out like little caterpillars, and emerge as butterflies!

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful! I think we as teachers enjoy the lifecycle of the butterfly as much as our students!

    This year I was able to get a video of my monarch caterpillar turning into a chysalis! It is here on my blog.

    A Whole Brain Teacher