I consider myself lucky each and every day the sun shines. Or, I simply awake and stretch and breathe and realize I'm here. I then take the steps I can to make it a good day. Good or great. That's all I have.
I was given a gift of major magnitude today and I must share it with you.
Let me qualify myself with this by saying I'm really not that great with bugs...certainly not scary big ones.
This gift is a rare and beautiful sight I was blessed to see today and I want you to enjoy it too. I knew not what it was till I grabbed my handy google page and looked up...
giant worm green texas...
Up came the pictures. Luckily when I saw this gorgeous creature crawling across my porch today I felt no threat. I just felt intrigued and in awe of the creativity of our nature and powers.
Introducing the most wonderful and so they tell me "common"...Hickory Horned Devil (caterpillar), also known at the Citheronia Regalis (regal moth).
Once I completed photographing him...I took him out into the garden and told him "thank you" and let him go. I couldn't wait to see what I had just photographed.
Enjoy. He was easily a half a foot long and lovely. I wasn't scared....even though I had never witnessed anything like this. It was like a miracle of life crossing my path.
I feel lucky and blessed to have been able to photograph this beautiful creature.
Amazing isn't he? Here's the wide shot. He was easily 5.5 to 6" long and was lovely.
I scooped (very gently) him up in my cup and carried him to the garden. If I am doubly blessed he will live a a long and wonderful life.
He looks small in my huge cup. He's upside down and trusting me. He is an 8 horned thingy. Meaning
he's larger than normal. I'm glad I'm not a screatcher! I opened the door and there he was on my
welcome mat! What a hoot!
Here is a shot of the incredible creature he is destined to become. Behold...
I hope you enjoyed this...I sure did. Later in the rain~Deb
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