September 10, 2009

we just knew.....

the arrival of baby number three was going to happen any minute
so I rigged up his stick to an empty pop tart box
and
we took him with us when we left to go to my sister's house for labor day
yes
you read that right
we took our baby with us in hopes of not missing his birth

unfortunately he decided to come on his own terms
five minutes from my sister's house
on main street
next to a gas station
and
like I said before
they come so fast
so I apologize for the blurry photos but the car was still moving

the fantastic hubby
quickly pulled into the gas station parking lot

so I could have a steady camera hand
and
then we just sat there in awe for a minute
watching and shooting
and
then headed quickly to my sister's house
who has yet to witness a birth
so she could as least see the wings unfold
so there you have it
baby number three
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we named him diesel
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27 comments:

  1. How fascinating! Beautiful photos...the blur doesn't interfere at all! Thank you for sharing these precious moments!

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  2. You know Beth this just gets more and more fascinating, how many people can say they have seen butterflies get born..Your so lucky, thanks for sharing this. c

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  3. Stunning, incredible photos, Beth! Thanks for sharing this with us, the world. That's some special hubby you have too, let's not forget him in the rush!

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  4. diesel. "absolute class" as the irish would say.

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  5. Phenomenal. And our dog is named Diesel.

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  6. you are so funny. one of the million reasons i love to come here & visit you.
    i love the name! is diesel packing up yet, getting ready to visit aunt mabel in mexico?

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  7. i like the name diesel

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  8. THANK YOU so much for doing this! And thank your intrepid assistant for being so willing to help you get this for us.

    This really is wonderful...

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  9. welcome to the world, beautiful diesel ! It is a magnificent place. You have added to its beauty in your arrival ! Fly safe !

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  10. Ooo...aaah! Awesome.

    Diesel...heh heh heh.

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  11. I've been lovin' on your photos ever since Cam told me about your blog, but these series of butterfly birthings have be awesome! The way that you have captured the unfolding of the wings... excellente!

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  12. welcome diesel!

    this is too precious beth!

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  13. THis has been such a fascinating series of photos. I can see why you took him with you -- I would have, too. So, does he now live with your sister?! Happy BIRTHday, Diesel!

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  14. Diesel, I love it. How fascinating! I do think everyone should experience an exquisite birth every now and again. So glad you got the moment!

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  15. gorgeous shots - I love seeing the miracle unfold

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  16. I would love to see that. Never have. Thank-you for sharing it!

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  17. What a bold, free spirit Diesel is!

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  18. So cool Beth! I love these photos, but I am so touched as well by your story. I love to picture you and your hubby driving, taking photos, and your hubby sweetly pulling over for you so you can take even better photos. Such a sweet image. And I really love seeing the whole process here, Thanks so much for sharing this miracle!

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  19. What a gift! Your new baby Diesel is gorgeous and your pull-over hubby is perfectly great as well. I just had to drop in quickly before my hour of internet time in the hotel's business center runs out. Hola from Mexico -- Los Cabos is hot and humid.

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  20. Wow. I am amazed. At the photographs. At your patience. At your wonderful husband. What a beautiful experience. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  21. I love that you had the foresight to bring the "baby" with you .... these are fantastic.

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  22. How exciting and beautiful to experience the birth of this little one. What a perfect name. I love it.

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  23. I can NOT believe you caught that!! I can hardly wait to show me students. We just did a unit on butterfly life cycles.

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  24. this is the most incredible series of pictures i've seen. they are beautiful. i hope diesel enjoys his new life. do you raise butterfly's? and, have you read the book The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston? it's a great read. hope all is well. have a great day.

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  25. Wow. Diesel is beautiful. What is his species?
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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth