Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Arrival: Wally Shakespeare

Happy Birthday Wally Shakespeare!

Happy Shakespeare's Birthday! Now that warm weather has come to Southern California, we're finding new chrysalides and eclosures almost every day. This guy arrived this afternoon, April 23rd, so we're calling him "Wally Shakespeare."

We've had quite a few caterpillars pupate on our stucco walls, some not very successfully, so we're delighted Wally arrived safe and sound.

"....Then music is
Even as the flourish when true subjects bow
To a new-crowned monarch: such it is
As are those dulcet sounds in break of day
That creep into the dreaming bridegroom's ear,
And summon him to marriage."

The Merchant of Venice 
William Shakespeare

Golden Jubilee rose at the garden gate

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