Tuesday, September 20, 2016

T Stands for Tuesday and Butterflies

Hello my Tuesday Friends :) 
It was a busy week as our stay-cation continued and we did a lot of fun things and then some work around the house. 
 Mid-week was exciting as the first Monarch hatched from it's chrysalis :) 
 On Wednesday the shell was becoming transparent....

 Thursday morning it was totally transparent and by late morning we had a butterfly!

Then a few hours later it was time to let him go.... you can tell it's a male bu the two dots on the lower wing lines. The females do not have the dots. 
I have a couple of cool videos but I can't figure out how to get them on here with the new phone : ( I'll have to work on that for later :) 
I have two more Chrysalis that should be ready in a few days. 
This year was a total learning experience with trying to save eggs and then grow the caterpillars. There are a few things I will do differently next year. 
I promised some more cave photos from last weeks day trip. These were all taken in a section of the cave called "The Lily Pad Cavern" 

The cave is HUGE and the walking tour takes a little over and hour and only shows part of the cave. 
Thanks for joining me this week and don't forget visit the others at 
OH... and here's the required drink photo... the coffee cup from last weeks breakfast outing....


  1. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of the chrysalis and new butterfly - fantastic! And those caves are more than fascinating, what a wonderful experience there. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. what beautiful photos of the butterflies-and how cool to see it all happen! That cave is so fabulous I'd have no trouble spending a lot of time in it. Happy T day!

  3. That must have been so amazing seeing the butterfly hatch! Wow! it was amazing just in photos....Thankyou so much for that! That really does remind you of lily pads in that cave photos... Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  4. Amazing! What beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing those.
    And the cave is absolutely awesome! I wouldn't mind at all walking for hours in there!
    Happy T-Day,

  5. What an amazing thing to witness and to get photos of! Thank you for sharing the whole process, isn't he a beautiful butterfly??

    DH and I did a cave tour, years ago......that is when I found out I DO NOT like being underground at all!

  6. I'm always impressed by your work with monarchs, and your cave photos are stunning. That looks like it was a delightful trip. Happy T Tuesday!

  7. OH your monarch photos are fabulous dear Carol.
    Love the golden bits in the chrysalis = totally magical process!
    Great cave photos too!
    Wishing you a Happy T Day oxo

  8. AMAZING photos of the chrysalis and new butterfly !
    Thank you for sharing! Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

  9. Sorry I'm late visiting, but I was thrilled to see the new monarch. You have done so well with these it's truly amazing.

    Loved the photos from the cave. Spelunking is a wonderful sport, as I have mentioned to you in the past.

    Thanks for sharing your butterfly, your cave photos, and your sunny side up mug with us for T this Tuesday.

  10. Amazing butterfly photos, the ones in the cave were great as well.
    Happy T day.

  11. Happy Tuesday-enjoyed all the photos!

  12. Wow, amazing butterfly photos, what a wonderful phenomenon to witness - thanks for sharing! The caves look spectacular, the water is so crytal clear. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  13. Wow- amazing photos today Carol. I've never seen butterflies hatching, nor did I know how to tell a male from a female. I've been in caves before, but your photos are really cool too. I think you've had an excellent week. :) happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  14. Oh my! That Monarch is so beautiful - well done! Love the cave photos too! Hugs, Chrisx

  15. finally my guests are back home again and i find the time for a belated t-day blog hop...

    the hatching of the Monarch is documented so well, great photos! the photos of the cave are great, too!

  16. Beautiful...so interesting about how to tell the sex of a monarch.The cave is amazing as well!
    Sorry I'm so late in visiting...

  17. Love, love the hatching of the Monarch. Gorgeous moment!And the cave is superb!