October 3, 2015

Caterpillar and Butterflies

It's been raining for several days now. Last weekend was cloudy but we got out for some adventures. On Saturday we crossed the mountains for Hardy County Heritage Days and then in the evening we drove in the other direction to Professor Poland's home in Chantilly for a reunion picnic of his long-running Civil War Field Trips.  Then on Sunday we went to some Farm Tour events in Rappahannock County. That's where I photographed this caterpillar.

With luck this little critter will turn into a butterfly.

Speaking of butterflies, I have some pictures of butterflies I took this summer. They are feeding on milkweed, which is not the most ornamental plant but which is now being appreciated because it attracts butterflies.


By the way, the heavy rains today did not keep us from going out to events. We went to Millwood for Art at the Mill and also visited two other art shows nearby.


Sharing with Saturday's Critters

and Today's Flowers (now at a new URL)


19 comments:

  1. Great shot of the caterpillar! The butterflies are gorgeous.

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  2. what a colourful caterpillar that is

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  3. Hello Linda!:) You have been busy, and taken some wonderful shots. I love the colourful caterpillar, and the gliders.
    which are my favourite butterflies.
    Regards.

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  4. That caterpillar is beautiful just as it is but I bet when it turns into a butterfly it will be breathtaking.

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  5. Awesome outings! Love the caterpillar and butterfly. I have three caterpillars of the Great Swallowtail on my tiny little lemon tree right now and I am watching them like hawks so they don't strip it of all its leaves...hoping to see chrysallis soon.

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  6. What a pretty caterpillar. Nice shots of the butterflies too.

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  7. The butterflies are pretty, and the caterpillar's so colourful!

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  8. Lovely photos! I wondered if you were being hit by the heavy rains. Good to know all is well with you.

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  9. We still have a few caterpillars hanging on out there. I checked on them yesterday when I helped hubby erect the new feeder pole.

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  10. Fabulous weekend. The butterflies are wonderful and actually so is the caterpillar, surprisingly beautiful!

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  11. your butterflies are stunning. Loved to see them :)

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  12. Beautiful photo's here - thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  13. These are all wonderful! Great photos and thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers in its new home :)

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  14. Hello Denise, the caterpillar is awesome! And I love all the beautiful butterflies. Lovely photos. I am sorry I am so late commenting, I've been away. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

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