Sunday, March 11, 2012

Chrysalis - Macro Monday

     I'm joining Lisa's Chaos for Macro Monday today.  Usually I take a new photo over the weekend to show for Macro Monday, but today I'm using one from the archives.  This is a shot of a butterfly chrysalis.  I believe it's a sulphur butterfly.  I spotted it during the summer in a wildflower meadow at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.  It's funny, but this meadow is one of my favorite spots at the botanical garden, rather than all the beautifully manicured gardens with their refined horticultural treasures (I like those, too, though). 

     I call this image "Promise."  I chose to show it because I'm all jazzed that it got selected for the Suffolk (Virginia) 28th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit which is being shown at the Suffolk Art Center between now and April 13.  This is my first photo to be in a show.  A friend of my husband's suggested we both put in some work for the show.  My husband also got a photo in and our friend got all three of his entries selected, so we had a great time Friday evening wandering around the gallery seeing each other's prints and all the other great images.
     Happy Macro Monday!