I have been away from this meme and my fellow shadow shooters due to my garden yelling for attention ..
It wants something of my every day and not just one thing ! hundreds of tasks!
I need to connect with my shadow world and shooters so this is a quick stop to do just that : )
Yes .. I am stretching it to find shadows from this tiny creature but you can see its legs and wings do cast some shadows on son's shirt.
This is a Black Swallowtail butterfly .. so totally special to me since I kept it as a caterpillar from last Autumn, watching it form its cocoon, and keeping it safe in a glass jar in our fridge all winter.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I took it out to enjoy the warm weather .. it seemed to take a long time and I was almost ready to give up ... but Number One Son happened to be in the right place at the right time and alerted us to the tiny miracle that was happening ..
We were absolutely glued to it ... watching it dry its wings .. soaking in the sun for strength .. and then after a while, it flew off right to my lilac tree !
I had never seen this event happen before and I was totally blown away .. it was amazing ..
Life is amazing ... isn't it ?