Sunday, June 14, 2009
Fly Away Free
Sierra successfully raised five butterflies. We are all very proud.
We waited for a dry, sunny day (not as easy as you might think) to release them. Friday afternoon proved to be our best opportunity. Daddy wanted to say goodbye too, so we waited until he came home from work.
Below you see Sierra with her butterflies outside of our house. Honestly, I didn't think this would work too well. The flying they did inside of the butterfly habitat made me unsure of their talent for fluttering.
However, once the door was open, they seemed to quickly figure out the mechanics of their gift. Each butterfly quickly flew into the sky and disappeared from view.
I had promised Sierra she could try to hold one before she let them go. A couple of them obliged before winging it. What is it about holding a butterfly that is so magical? Sierra's face glowed as if a fairy had just whispered a secret into her ear. She could not have been happier! And her happiness makes me very happy. I'm glad I gave this project a third try.