Monday, August 4, 2014

A Very Hungry Caterpillar

While perusing the garden this past weekend, I noticed a very interesting design left on a canna lily leaf by some type of insect.

I'm not quite sure what little creature left this design, but it reminded me immediately of one of my favorite childhood books, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle.  I was in awe by the precision of the little munched holes...each the same distance apart and each one slightly smaller than the previous one.  It was like the bug got a little bit less hungry with each bite he took.

It is amazing what little pieces of beauty and wonderment you can find in your garden when you take the time to just stop and take it all in.


  1. That is beautiful. Sort of a leaf-eaten version of skipping rocks over a pond!

  2. Your caterpillar left you with a true piece of "site specific installation art"! Great shots.

  3. I know which book you are talking about it! That is hilarious... crazy little guy!

  4. Ah, the dreaded leaf roller. I'm surprised the leaf opened after the worm was in there. Maybe you can catch it early before it multiplies and ruins all your cannas.