Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Creation

 
Photo taken in my yard this weekend.  Do you know what kind of caterpillar it is?

New Creation

Ah. but to be a butterfly upon a tea leaf,
to decipher the hieroglyphics upon a wing,
or trust the darkness of transformation.

I bow to the god before me,
and drink the essence of
beauty's sweet nectar.

from Looking Deeply into Tea
by Shelley and Bruce Richardson

11 comments:

Kate said...

It is big! I have no idea what type...some type of moth larva would be my guess.

Caroline said...

I have no idea what kind it is...very pretty though! Wonderful quote too!

Angela McRae said...

No idea! But she (?) has pretty coloring!

Steph said...

A perfect poem!

Jeanie said...

How lovely it is! I have no idea, but I hope you get to see it emerge into a butterfly!

relevanttealeaf said...

I have no idea. If you know [and you probably do], please tell us.
Shelley's poem is beautiful.

Laurie said...

I searched the internet and couldn't find it. I'm sure it's a moth though. Nice post Marilyn.

Laurie said...

According to all the pics I've seen, it's a Luna Moth. But then it's said their habitat is in the north eastern states. We have luna's here in the mid west, so I'm stumped!

La Tea Dah said...

Very pretty! What kind is it? I love the poem too.

parTea lady said...

Only caterpillar I recognize on sight is from the Monarch butterfly, and this is certainly not one of those. It is quite pretty though.

Relyn Lawson said...

I don't know, but I sure do love it. I picture it as a butterfly all orange and chartreuse. Just beautiful.