Last week, a friend invited me to pick the cocoon hanging from a dead basil branch in his yard.
We both surmised that the critter inside didn't survive the recent hard freezes that came to our area.
The cocoon was like an exquisite gem with its jade color and gold accents! I wondered
if there was a way to preserve it. Perhaps apply some type of clear base coat.
But something happened overnight in the warmth of my house. A surprise - unexpected life.
I named her Milagro! She stayed in my home for three days and brought me such joy!
I took her out every day but she wasn't ready to fly. Days were sunny but nights dipped cold,
so I brought her back inside each evening.
|Female markings - a male has spots.|
This was my last glimpse of her just before she flew away.
I wonder how far she went? How long she lasted?
She made it through freezes in the cocoon
and experienced emerging in a home
with a human staring at her.
It was magical for me.
A small miracle.
A reminder of resilience, freedom, joy, wonder, beauty, life and a journey. . .