Moments in Time

Echinacea flower

Miraculous  – amazing – always

Sawfly caterpillars on Mugo pine

Mundane – never

Chipmonk gathering bedding

Around all of  us in every moment in time there is something beautiful

Sweet Spice shrub

Something strange

Tussock moth caterpillar on Scarlet Honeysuckle

Something that catches our attention

Rain drops on a spider’s web

Just take the time to see it

American Toad



Caterpillars-Contemplating Their Transformative Nature


I live in eastern Pennsylvania and like millions of others along the eastern coast of the United States we are in a deep freeze. The sun is shining through the skylight but the warmth is deceiving. Just tried to drive to a local winery, the back roads were drifted over thanks to wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour. I need a warm weather connection! So enjoy with me one of the most transformative creatures – caterpillars!

All the beauties you see here have called the gardens their home before transforming and flying away…

Black swallowtail caterpillar on dill
Black Swallowtail caterpillar on dill plant
Evergreen Bagworm moth caterpillar
Evergreen Bagworm moth caterpillar
Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar
Variegated Fritillary Caterpillar
Silver-spotted Skipper Caterpillars on Harry Lauder Walking Stick
Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillars on Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick
White marked Tussock moth caterpillar
White-marked Tussock moth caterpillar
Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillars
Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillars
Saddleback Moth Caterpillar
Saddleback moth caterpillar next to acorn caps
Tussock Moth Caterpillar 2
Tussock moth caterpillar
Saddleback Caterpillar
Juvenile Saddleback caterpillars on native Spicebush
Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Wooly Bear caterpillar
Monarch Caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar
Pale Tussock moth caterpillar
Pale Tussock moth caterpillar
Butternut Wooly Moth Caterpillar
Butternut Wooly moth caterpillar