dripping butterflies…

Dithered about whether to go to butterfly world or not. I prefer seeing things in the wild. But i went in the end and got to see chrysalises, and all manner of butterflies being born, living and dying all around me…

this one is recently hatched (?) and nearly dry, still dripping a bit though

This is very Edgar Allen Poe this bit, all these the chrysalises wiggle and move intermittently some are metallic and jewelled in colour, eventually a butterfly breaks through with a gush of liquid that seems kind of, well… amniotic. They are crumpled and folded like little pieces of rags until they stretch and dry, meanwhile their wings pulsate with colour as blood is pumped through them in preparation to fly…

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