9/13/2010

Coming or Going?

Is he working his way out of the berry? His little feet gripping the branch and pulling steadfastly away? Or is he nibbling his way in, pushing with intent to devour?

It's not always clear in nature. And it's not always clear in life.

Are the berries better when they're plump, filled with juice, and ripe with promise? Or when they suddenly burst from their tight skins, forming tiny perfect florets that will last all winter, reminding us of autumn's promise.

Bitter. Sweet.
Both.

7 comments:

jabblog said...

That caterpillar is munching, I'd say. Wonderful macro of the little fellow.

Ruth said...

What a terrific picture of the caterpillar!

faye said...

WOW that is the best macro.!!!

Dave said...

...in any case...I'm hungry now!
om-nom-nom!

Susan said...

Thanks all! I just happened upon him when trying to get to the Bittersweet...pretty much right in my face, so had to take the photo. I labelled it a swallowtail, but I think it's a Monarch...not sure though..

Wren said...

Incredible macro photo, Susan. I love the entire post.

Kelly said...

...so true! Bitter and sweet. Love the photos too. The first is priceless. I think he's the life of the party running around with the berry stuck on his head!