Friday, September 13, 2013

{this moment] see beautiful

this is an orange dog caterpillar. while it might look like poop to you, it also looks like poop to it's predators and what bird wants to eat poop? that makes it the perfect disguise. i have these guys in my orange tree where they will thrive, chomping my leaves, until they make their cocoon and emerge as a beautiful swallowtail butterfly. beautiful (someday).

a high school student here in upland took it upon himself to organize the placement of 2,977 flags in front of city hall in honor of the victims of 9/11. beautiful.

daughter #1 sent me these pictures the other day. she saw these guys by the road on her way home from work. can you imagine? beautiful.

this buck reminds me of the animatronics on the jungle cruise at disneyland ... except this guy is real! beautiful.

and of course my little bailey. beautiful.

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  1. What an interesting caterpillar! A reminder that beauty can be disguised or hidden, we have to see it. Love the deer and of course beautiful Bailey.

  2. Nice photos. Not sure about the caterpillar, but they are a different creature!

  3. All of the photos....beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  4. Yep....beautiful. That caterpillar is really cool.

  5. Handsome Bailey thank you for the beautiful post.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  6. Ewww, that has got to be the ugliest catapiller I have ever seen. Thank goodness there was a photo of Bailey to make it all better :)
    Lynne x

  7. that thing is from another planet
    Benny & Lily

  8. That is a whole lot of beautiful. I like that caterpillar and even now before it is a butterfly I think it is cool beautiful.

  9. I've never heard of that caterpillar...very interesting. All the other pictures are beautiful too, as well as Bailey. :)

  10. Wow, beautiful shots of the deer and of course Bailey is beautiful!! But so glad that you shared the caterpillar who may not be so beautiful now, but will be very soon. Its beauty truly is on the inside. Right now it shows cleverness on the outside :).

  11. I never understood hunting deer for sport. They are just so beautiful, and peaceful to watch. I know you refer to Bailey as an apple head, but to me she has a deer head all the way. She looks so much like my Bug, as far as facial structure and those magnificent ears. Bug's mom is a deer head, and her daddy is an apple head, but Bug takes after her mom. And when she pins her ears back, she looks very much like a tiny pitbull, cuz her snout is a bit squarish at the muzzle. There is a (not so wonderful) pic of her on my blog for my latest post).

  12. WOW on the caterpillar. I see lots of deer where I live too. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. The caterpillar looks... interesting. The deer are gorgeous. I wonder if the buck is related to the doe and fawn. The high school student did something so amazing. Good for him! And of course Bailey is beautiful too :)

  14. BOL! Poopie caterpillar!! Butts, lets be honest...I'd eat it!! BOL!! (okays, maybe that's just me....)
    Anyhu, those flags are amazin'. Kudos to that student. Beautifuls.
    And, ah, those beautiful deers...I would loves to chase them! Ma says that's wrong, butts I thinks it would be fun.
    Now, I see you saved the bestest for last...sweet Handsome ManDog Bailey!! Yups, beautifuls!
    Ruby ♥☺

  15. what an unusual look carterpillar

    urban hounds

  16. Thank you so much for seeing beautiful with us. What an incredible High School student to arrange such a fitting tribute to remember all those lives lost. IT was inspiring to see and left us seeing beautiful. Of course, Baily leaves us seeing beautiful too!

    Lydia @ See Beautiful

  17. Hi Bailey tell your mom, thanks for the catepillar, we have tons of swallowtails but never seen what they come from