Monday, September 29, 2008

WHAT are these???

God has such an imagination. This little green critter is being held between my thumb and first finger. It's about 1 inch long.

duskywing skipper chrysalis pupa face

Another such tiny critter is this one that resembles a seal.

tropical checkered skipper pupa chrysalis

Now for a look at the entire 'seal'.

tropical checkered skipper pupa chrysalis

After emerging as an adult, this 'seal' is actually a Tropical Checkered Skipper butterfly.

tropical checkered skipper butterfly

I often wonder if God is grinning when I 'discover' another of his little jokes. So many bits of information about butterflies and moths are totally fascinating and can be somewhat confusing to a human mind.

Adult butterflies have two eyes and see pretty well. Caterpillars have twelve eyes and see light and dark. So where is the sense in that?

Add these items to the fun things God has hidden in his handiwork:
* Caterpillars that look like bird droppings
* Caterpillars with fake eyes
* Butterflies whose 'tail' looks like a head
* Caterpillars and chrysalises that create 'anti-freeze' so they can live through below freezing temperatures for weeks and months
* Chrysalises that look exactly like broken twigs

Isn't it great to know that God has such an imagination? No matter where I go when I wander, no matter what species of butterfly or moth I find, there is always something to make me laugh.

I thank God for giving us something so original to laugh at ... His wonderful handiwork.

Stephen was reading today about creation, "For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." Romans 1:20

1 comment:

  1. Very inspirational! (not just spiritually, but I decided to "stamp" my name on the images I just posted). I enjoyed your blog and will come back to visit. Braenz provided the link.