Lunchtime Photo

We finally saw one of our monarch butterflies hatch! In the picture below, the butterfly is about five minutes old. As soon as it emerged from the chrysalis it began moving upward—toward the sunshine, I assume?—and had gotten only a few inches when I took this shot. It’s kind of amazing that something so big popped out of something so small.

December 18, 2018 — Irvine, California

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