Hey, guess what arrived yesterday?
And in a cute little box! No, not a watermelon. Not a new house. Not a cruise. Not three Hershey's kisses.
Caterpillars! These are my butterflies-to-be, if I don't accidentally kill them. They sent five and guarantee at least three will successfully change to butterflies, or I can get a new set.
Does it bother anyone to see pictures of caterpillars? Well...too late now.
They all seem to be alive, just kind of hanging out, moving only a little, and spinning a bit of silk here and there. The place looks like a haunted cup with all those "cobwebs." Supposedly they will eventually (7-10 days) spin cocoons that hang from the lid of the cup. That's when I remove the lid and transfer them over to my butterfly cage while they cook for another 7-10 days and then emerge as beautiful wing-ed creatures! (What if I talked like that?) Don't worry, I will keep posting photos when things change.
And in slightly related news, here's the update on my hanging flower basket:
Classy date font, huh? It was just the last one I used in PhotoShop, so I left it. I'm not really so fancy.
Notice those white flowers on the bottom have grown to more than a foot from the basket. The plant info said it would grow about six inches, which is why I put that particular type on the bottom. Now I'm thinking I should've done the lavender ones (not very visible in these photos) along the bottom since they stay pretty close to la canasta. Live and learn!