Remember the caterpillars that were eating my parsley? One came back last night in the form of a chrysalis – my friend Julie had been caring for it. It emerged today sometime between 11:20 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. I had been doing my chores in the bedroom with the chrysalis all morning, but I left it unattended during lunch and it emerged. Ah, well. I sat with it for another hour or so while it let its wings dry. When it started moving I took it outside to release it. It stayed for a few moments on my crown of thorns. Then it flew away.