Butterflies Are Free…

Well, they’re not free yet but we’re gonna let them go this afternoon after Sofia’s pre-school graduation. Sounds a bit ridiculous to me… I wonder who the valedictorian is and will the salutatorian feel slighted in any way. Will they move their tassels from side to side and toss them straight up in the air in unison? Anyway the metamorphosis of the callapidders is complete and as of this morning we have 4 brand spanking new “painted ladies”. They’re currently feasting on some carnations sprinkled with sugar water and in the afternoon we will release them from bondage to forage on the natural urban flora. Here’s the bug with her bugs…

Thanks aunt Cathy for the great gift. Speaking of urban flora, when we got back from Iowa, the hydrangea were in full bloom, the squash thrice their size and the astilbe was abloom also…

Here’s a strange flower that we got at the nursery when my sister was visiting, I have no idea what it is…

I still have ceramic pictures from Ig’s house and today it’s sculptures not pots (in this first grouping, the figures are a good 30″ tall)…

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6 Responses to “Butterflies Are Free…”

  1. jen Says:

    Glad to see the Sofia let the butterfly go. I’m not so sure I could have talked my two into that. ( Althought “older brother” would have taken over to save the butterfly) Remember..stay away from the Preying mantis kit. You will have 1,000 of them!

  2. quivis Says:

    First: thanks for this wonderful blog, I enjoy following it! Second: the mysterious flower is Acanthus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthus_%28plant%29 Also interesting is the derivative art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthus_%28ornament%29

  3. meredith@whynot Says:

    that was fast! much quicker than raising Elephants…..!

  4. Eugene Hon Says:

    So stunning this post. The flowers, the ceramics and the butterflies. The modeling of the ceramics is just incredible – the attention to detail and the mastering of the craft makes mockery of everything we do. Such dedication to fine craftsmanship on a production level albeit batch production (limited edition) is just marvelous to see. He has a great collection – bravo for sharing it with us.

  5. Cathy Says:

    Glad you all have enoyed the butterflies.

  6. sandy Says:

    That flower is Acanthas or………

    Bears Breeches……. perfect!

    Love reading the blog!

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