A long time ago I planted one plant of Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa in my garden for butterflies.
It reseeds itself and now comes up in the most unlikely and sometimes inconvenient places. No matter where, I allow it to be until it dies back. And although I have lots of butterflies, mostly Swallowtails and Monarchs I have never seen any sign of them in the caterpillar or chrysalis stage.
So I was very excited when I went down to the vegetable garden to pick a tomato for my dinner and saw this!
I knew immediately what it was. Isn't he gorgeous? I went immediately and got my camera and it is a good thing that I did because by morning he was gone...safely I hope.
This brought back memories of one of my favorite children's books: Sally's Caterpillar. I read it to my children when they were young and then all the years to my students when I was teaching.
Gardens are such magical places, you never know what lovely things you will happen upon.
Thank you for visiting, I hope you day is full of magical moments.
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