Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Garden Orgy

 
 
 
 
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There is an all out orgy going on in my garden. When Middle Monkey came to me and said, “I just saw two butterflies fused. Maybe they are Siamese twins.” Er…hum. Did I shy away from my duty to education my son on the sex lives of butterflies? Nope, I thought it was funny asking if they were stuck together by their butts. Then told him it was all about making babies. Poor kid, I have probably damaged him for life.

Tonight, while watering the pitiful pepper plants and admiring the gulf fritillary butterflies, I noticed something sad. The passion vine is a disaster. Most of the leaves are gone. The caterpillars have destroyed it. All of those beautiful flying orange creatures have made millions of spiky, scary looking, black and orange babies. There were at least thirty adult butterflies circling each other like they were speed dating. I hope my passion vine survives.

8 comments:

  1. LOL.

    He's never going to look at them the same way again.

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  2. He'll think it's gross till his hormones kick in. He'll grow up--have kids--and face the same two critters stuck together when his kids come along asking. He'll remember back to this day and how his momma scarred him for life.

    The best thing about kids is....put something to eat in front of them and they forget where their mind just went.

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  3. Poor kid, lol. ;) Looks like the caterpillars had a feeding frenzy on that Passion vine. Hope it survives their feast.

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  4. I remember somebody complaning a few weeks ago about the passion vine taking over. :) How wonderful that it fed so many catepillers and is helping to make butterflies. After not seeing many at all this year, I am glad they are flourishing some where.

    I am sure, come next spring, your passion vine will come back with a vengence.

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  5. Deb, our passion vine is totally gone. Wait I take that back, the vine is there with no leaves, I mean NONE! Those caterpillars ate it up. The day the leaves were gone so were the caterpillars. Where did they go? Do they all migrate to another vine somewhere else?

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  6. Anna, If he is anything like his Daddy, he will be just fine.

    Racquel, It will live and the boy will not die of humiliation.

    Beckie, Guilty as charged and happy the butterflies are using it to make more butterflies.

    Shala, they go off and make a crysalis. Look around, you will see some.

    Donna, have you watched those sex crazed critter?

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