Saturday, January 16, 2016

Pokipine - Day 13

Lookee!! Lookee!!  Wouldja believe that a couple of hours before Pokipine emerged, I had looked in on his cocoon and it looked so shriveled up and lifeless that I wondered if he might be dead. I even started composing his obituary in my mind.

Imagine my surprise when I looked in a few hours later and saw this!


In no time he started flapping his wings and started climbing the vine.

I quickly covered the bottle and took it outside.

I feel so grateful that I was home to take pictures when he emerged. 

Can you believe this is Pokipine!! So amazing, yah!

Too soon he fluttered off.

I'll remember him fondly.


Kalin's Mommy said...

Proud mommy status!

jalna said...

LOL, for sure, Mich!

Honolulu Aunty said...

So sweet, congratulations butterfly mama!

Anonymous said...

j: I seriously thought maybe it'll turned in a giant black moth. Better than the goose/swan fairytale. So cool that we can see pixs. Congratulations!

Susan said...

How awesome!

Mark Shelby said...

Those are about the most beautiful colors for a butterfly that I have ever seen! Very fun blog topic Jalna! And I don't ever recall seeing one like that on Oahu.

jalna said...

Thank you, Aunty!!

Pretty yah, Susan.

Mark, I never really noticed this butterfly before myself!

jalna said...

N, you would expect an ugly black moth to come outta that cocoon yah!

Mark Shelby said...

Ya know! With those huge antennas, I bet he can pick up Hilo TV stations! ; )

K and S said...

OMG! so exciting. glad he didn't die.

Leslie's pics said...

I'm so happy he turned out so pretty cause that was one UHHHGLY caterpillar!! Congrats!

jalna said...

Funny, Mark!

Me too, Kat!

AND ugly coccoon too, Les.

Mark Shelby said...

...hehe. Well I said that Jalna because way back before cable TV, at our house on Diamond Head, we could not watch Honolulu TV Stations with our standard TV rabbit ears. Diamond Head blocked the signal. So Dad bought a very large pole and huge TV antenna. We put it on our roof and aimed it toward Maui and the Big Island! And guess what? We got TV! And you know what? The signal was still delayed, because it came from Honolulu then sent to Hilo and Maui and then back to us on Oahu via our massive TV antenna. We must have been way ahead of our time to figure dat one out, Ya?!! ; )

jalna said...

Mark! That totally reminds me of something my coworker told me a long time ago that I thought was so cool. She's from Hana and was boarding here while going to school waaaaaay back in the day. She told me that their TV reception was horrible except on Kona wind days. Huh? Right? Well, she explained, on Kona wind days the airplanes took a different flight pattern and somehow the signals bounced off the planes and gave them better reception!!! Izdat cool or what!

Mark Shelby said...

That is really cool! And something that she could actually figure that one out!

At our house, later our Diamond Head community made a new rule that there were to be no TV antennas on the roof. So I helped Dad out, and I stuffed that huge antenna in our attic above our garage and it still worked just as good.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! He's so pretty. I don't think I've ever seen a butterfly like that in Hawaii.

Nippon Nin said...

Wow! Beautiful! I'm glad you caught it's transformation!

jalna said...

Surprised me too, Kay!

I'm glad too, Akemi.