Friday, June 04, 2010


Cooper and I like to go outside and look for bugs. It's one of his favorite things to do. So, whenever we find an inchworm, we keep it in his bug house thing, and give it leaves to eat and after awhile it turns into a cocoon and eventually a moth. It's always a big event when we release a moth.

So, a couple mornings ago, I discovered that a moth had emerged during the night. So, I got Cooper, and we proceeded to go outside and open the door of the bug house thing and the moth flew out and landed on something, and we admired the markings on its wings and after a minute, it flew over to some plant or another, and we watched it sit on a leaf and after a minute or so, it took off again, and a mockingbird snatched it out of the air and flew away.

We were stunned for a second, and just stared at each other. I didn't know how Cooper would react, but he took it in stride. I think it affected me more than it did him. Anyway, that's what inspired this drawing. Have a nice weekend.

Oh, and always release your moths at night-- that's the lesson. Well, it's ONE of the lessons you can take away from this...


Billy said...

No need to explain the "circle of life" when you have an upfront and personal experience like that.

Flávio said...

my congratulations
I hope we can keep in touch

I really liked the pictures