|Seen on the street in Jerome: Papilio zelicaon|
The orange bulbs on his head-end, or osmeteria, smell not good to female humans.
To this male photographer, however, they smelled a bit like cheeseburgers.
The fennel was sweet green licorice right off the bush, by the way.
My kids, the caterpillar, and I shared a snack together.The air up there will snap cold soon, so it's a good time for him to do what he does: fill up on fennel, hunker down.
Time to butterfly up, cowboy.
I put on bike shorts and shoes, gloves and helmet after this.
With fennel on my breath, with the memory of that cheeseburger caterpillar smell.
So I could do what I do.
Get up. Go ride.