If you love somebody (or five), set them free...
I'm too sad. Here's how it went.
They were ready! You know they were crazy caterpillars. Well, they were even crazier butterflies.
Here they are enjoying the last of the sugar water I set out for them.
He's totally enjoying the nectar from the flower I'm holding.
See his proboscis? (You can totally click on the images to biggen them) It's acting as a straw to retrieve the nectar from the center of the flower.
On the sugar soaked cotton ball, she was not ready to leave.
She stayed there for a good 10 minutes before she flew the coop and joined her four other friends in the great big world.
I was so sad letting them go. I didn't want to do it.
But Fa was ready and I knew if I showed her that I was hesitant, she might get worried. So, I told her I was sad but it was what we had to do. They deserved to live a free life and since we raised them, it was now time to set them off.
Besides, I wasn't dealing with 5 butterfly corpses by the end of this week. That would have thrown me over the edge.
Thank you for joining us on this amazing journey. We'll do it again next year!