Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Arabella


Jack found an enormous caterpillar in the yard a few days ago. It brought to mind a nursery rhyme I used to say to my children:
Little Arabella Miller
Found a furry caterpillar.
First it crawled upon her mother
Then upon her baby brother.
Folk said, 'Arabella Miller,
Take away that caterpillar'.

I think Wendy and I must be on the same wavelength, only my caterpillar is not furry and hers is not a caterpillar!

12 comments:

  1. That is a huge caterpillar! It reminds me of one that scared me half to death when I was a little girl. We lived in the city at the time. Who sees creatures like that in the city? Now I find them fascinating!

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    1. I remember my brother touching a big orange caterpillar when we were children - the tiny hairs come off and cause terrible itching! Much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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  2. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ

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  3. holy crap! That thing is huge!!!

    Any idea what kind it is?

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    1. No, unfortunately I haven't the faintest idea. Any suggestions welcome!

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  4. So beautiful, I wonder what it turns into, do you know?
    Briony
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    1. I don't know. I spoke to a neighbour who said she has seen them but doesn't know what they are or what they turn into.

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  5. I've now looks at hundreds and hundreds of photos and I cannot find one that looks like that!

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  6. It's very plump and ready to make a cocoon, if you know what kind of leaf it was eating it would be helpful to find a what kind is. I'v never heard of this rhyme we just have the inch worm one.

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  7. Boy that is huge. Now you have us all looking at pictures of Caterpillars.

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