We had an emergence this morning from a chrysalis on our cassia, and finally got this glimpse of the butterfly drying his wings. Of course, since their cool little green morph-pods are so very camo, we've managed to spot many more empty chrysalises after the butterflies had emerged. There are at least a half dozen of these guys flitting about out yard, as well as monarchs and some other flutter-bys. It is funny how thrilled I am about this! The other fascinating wonderment-ness about these yellow butterflies is that not only are the chrysalises the exact green of the leaves of the tree, but the wing color is the same as the color of the yellow flowers in autumn and the same yellow as the leaves turn before they fall from the tree (yes, the caterpillars are yellow and green and feed on the tree- ya are what ya eat!). Additionally, in the evening when the tree folds its leaves up, the folded shape of the leaves is the same shape as the butterflies' wings. Ah! Evolution! Ah! Non-Design-Designed Universe!
PS- I have really been enjoying the flurry of recent posts.