Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Various Chrysalises of Black Swallowtail

I've got two swallowtail chrysalises now: one is green, and outside on a gold leaf tansy (notice its skin piled on a nearby leaf); and the other is brown, inside on a stick in an old aquarium (where a monarch larva waits its turn). But I've also got a pic of the outside monarch chrysalis that's hanging from the underside of a morning glory leaf. Many more monarchs are coming down the pipeline on various milkweeds. Isn't it all beautiful? And, time lapse videos aside, how DO they do it? And why can't I? As always, click on the pics to get larger ones. The last image is a view in my garden that to me screamed "fall." I screamed back with a barbaric yawp "like hell!"



8 comments:

Barbee' said...

I agree, it is all beautiful. A religious person might say: We will.

Philip Bewley said...

I love the view to your garden. What is the plant on the left?
Your blog is very special. I enjoy it very much.
sincerely,
Philip

ourfriendben said...

Wow, gorgeous, Benjamin! Long may the cycle continue!

ourfriendben said...

Wow, gorgeous, Benjamin! Long may the cycle continue!

Benjamin Vogt said...

Barbee--Yes, such a person might, and such a person does!
Philip--Thank you for visiting. There is a "stand" of liatris on the left of the bottom photo, is that what you're referring to? 'Kobold' and 'Floristan White' and a bunch of others.
OFB--Yeah. What, 45 days to a frost?

Barbee' said...

Ah.. liatris, butterfly bait. That's the secret to your concentrated population. Good gardening.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Barbee--Hmmmm, maybe. If I told you I have more on order for this fall's shipping season, would it be great gardening?

Barbee' said...

From good to great? I think so. Provided you are referring to more liatris plants and lots of them, the more the better (good, better, best) and not referring to orders of more chrysalises.