The Mister, the boys, and I are pleased to announce a new addition to our home (well, it was literally transformed on our house): Our monarch butterfly!
I’ve named her Monique (I think it’s female).
When I left the house this morning for my run, I first checked out the chrysalis closest to our front door.
Sadly, it was empty. Our first monarch butterfly apparently had literally flown the coop.
Then I stepped off the front porch and looked up at the second chrysalis. There was our new bundle of joy hanging near the burst sac.
Of course, I immediately ran back into the house to take photos before continuing with my jogging. I wasn’t sure how long Monique would stay. I had read that after several hours, new butterflies continue on their life’s journey.
But when I returned, Monique was still there. I showed her to her brothers, who were less than impressed (boys!).
After awhile, I walked back outside and saw just the empty chrysalis attached to the house.
Monique, we hardly knew ye!