Nature”s Transformations: Weekly Photo Challenge Transmogrify
“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.”
This week’s challenge is “Transmogrify” – quite a mouthful ! The dictionary defines it as a “transformation, especially in a special or magical way.” While there are any number of interesting examples, my feeling is that nature does a pretty spectacular job of transmogrification when one considers the changes a butterfly goes through as it’s transforms itself from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly.
“Though I think and speak of greater becoming, I, too, am an infinite work in progress.”
So too the amazing transformation of young heron chicks – while young they are boring brown, big-footed and clumsy. It’s hard to imagine these little guys will one day become beautiful, graceful great blue herons in all their glory.
“Choose love and joy as much as you can in each moment and watch your life transform.”
Amy Leigh Mercree
Finally, what of the cute little baby gators, no more than a foot in length from the tip of their nose to the end of their tails. Before too long they will be transformed into frightening, dinosaur-like beasts with jaws strong enough to break the bones of even the largest animals. And what about their parents? Their mothers carry them carefully from the nest when they break through their egg and protect them vigilantly until a few years later when they will eat them if they haven’t moved on to their own territory. Talk about mommy dearest!!!
Seems to me transmogrification can be a good or a bad thing, depending on your species. How about you – have you ever transmogrified??