Update on our Monarch Twins.
They emerged very early in the morning, and were already drying their wings when i noticed them. i was pretty disappointed that we didn't get to see if they emerged at the exact same time.
They both were stretching and drying their wings, so i know they must have emerged very close to the same time.
i removed them from the container and gave them a bit more room to dry their wings and have a little snack on some fresh flowers before taking flight.
When they were ready we took them outside. Even though it was a bit overcast they immediately took flight. i was lucky to get this picture as they flew off the minute i opened the door.
Later that day while i was in the garden a monarch butterfly soared past. The way that it glided in circles, and seemed to dance in the air made me think perhaps it was one of the butterflies we had released. Monarchs fly as if they are love with life, they seem so carefree and graceful. They fly quite differently than other butterflies, and it truly looks like a dance. This one circled me a few times and lighted upon my arm for just a moment as if to say 'i remember you'.
Then it was off again, flying high above the trees and eventually disappearing. <3
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore