Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Caterpillar Moon

Today's New Moon
is a special New Moon.

Today we have our second
New Moon in August.

New Moons are Grandmother Moons.

Two New Moons in one month?
Great-Grandmother Moon!
Happy New Caterpillar Moon.

22 comments:

Mimi said...

I love the caterpillar pictures. He (I personify all caterpillars even though I know they are genderless) is so content! Ah, to eat and frass all day. What a life that must be!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful caterpillar shots Sherry .........was it in your garden??

Happy caterpillar moon......

Cathy said...

Sherry-It's not nice to paint yellow dots on the caterpillar ;)

Well the first picture looks like it was hand painted

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Wendy said...

I knew you would do something special for this second new moon in August!
Happy new caterpillar moon to you too!
Your pics are so clear and vibrant. I agree with mimi- he does look content. Or maybe it's a great-grandmother caterpillar! LOL.
Lovely post.

ChrisND said...

Great to see the caterpillars out...guess mine was just early.

Maria said...

Unreal. What gorgeous photos.

Carol said...

Oh, he is such a nice looking caterpillar... they're markings are so striking. You've certainly captured him beautifully.

Lovely!

Rose said...

Beautiful photos! I agree with Cathy that the first photo looks like a painting.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This caterpillar looks like it is velvet Sherry. I want to pet him. His scent protection glands would pop up if I did though. I have tried to take pictures of them before. I bet you could get great pictures of them. How is that for a challenge??

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
I also love caterpillar pics. I do not know when a butterfly becomes male or female. I would think somewhere in the egg stage.
Being a caterpillar does sound like a good life, although I think they have to be aware, lots of birds like caterpillar lunch!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Yes, this Black Swallowtail caterpillar was in my stand of Queen Ann's Lace. I also have fennel and parsley planted as host plants. I hope to see lots of caterpillars this year, since a new moon has been named for them.
Thank you for happy New Moon wishes...I loved having a new, New Moon to name! Lots of fun.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
LOL...
The light was just perfect! My husband thinks this picture looks as if the caterpillar has ribbons wrapped around her.
Her dots are so bright they do look like paint!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I do have lots of fun...
Glad you do too.
Hugs,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Yours was getting ready for the big night!
They are beautiful.
I am on a caterpillar hunt.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Maria,
This one was very personable. She looked so pleased to be photographed.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Carol,
Thank you. I would love to see some of the Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars. From pictures I have seen they are also amazing.
Ahhh...
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Rose,
Thanks. I hope you are caterpillar hunting too. I bet you have lots in your gardens.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I will see what I can do. I normally do not bother the bugs but we will see. I am getting a new macro lens next week so maybe then I will play with a few bugs. I do not want to harm them...
Petting a caterpillar sounds so lovely and I am sure I could be gentle and not hurt the little cat...
Sherry

Chris said...

Happy New Caterpillar Moon, Sherry :-)

Q said...

Dear Chris,
I think of you often. Sending blessing and knowing all is well at your house.
Hugs,
Sherry

kkryno said...

These little guys(gals?)are so cool! I can't beleive the detail.
So sweet. They do look so happy.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I am smitten with the face on these critters...so cute...
Ahh...loving the bugs...
Sherry