it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, January 11, 2010

our butterfly...

is doing well. we have added a few things in the terrarium to
make him (as i was informed by abbey) more comfortable.

some paper butterfly friends so he wouldn't be lonely.
crocuses about to bloom. nectar we made with
a sponge placed in it so he won't get stuck.
cut alstroemerias for fresh nectar.

dirt, some sticks for perching, and of course fresh water.
i have been reading up on butterflies.
most don't overwinter and most only live 4 ~ 6 weeks.
we feel most fortunate to have this guy in our company.
happy winter days in january.


Meems said...

It looks and sounds like a proper home... butterflies are the most beautiful creatures. What a reminder of spring and new life your little fellow is in the dead of winter.
hugs to you...

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Looks like a pretty lucky butterfly, Marmee... I'm glad you have found a way to keep him alive. He couldn't have made it outside this time of year.

Thanks for the update. I was wondering about him.

Darla said...

Well if 'he' doesn't overwinter, he sure missed a grand opportunity!

Roses and Lilacs said...

This is a great learning experience. Good luck.

Rose said...

What a beautiful way to remember spring during this cold time! You've created quite a nice home for her; she looks happy to be there. I bet Abbey is thrilled with her.

ShySongbird said...

I don't think you could make a more comfortable home than that for your beautiful house guest, I'm so glad he is doing well.

I loved the photo of the Woodpecker on your earlier post and the one of Abbey and also Abbey's very creative hand print photo.

Cheryl said...

Hi beautiful. I am so pleased the butterfly is doing well. Such a magical experience.
They are so fragile but then aren't we all......

marmee said...

good day everyone...we are thrilled the butterfly is making it thus far. it does reminds us of things to come for life, hope for warmer days and being out in the garden.
happy january.
hugs to all.

Lola said...

"He" looks so content. A very good home that will take very good care of him.
Happy Jan. & looking forward for blooms.