Woolly Bear Bonnet

Crawling Up

Constance encountered a Caterpillar on a mission…


…it marched to the top of her bonnet…



view from the top

…Constance thought it made a rather fetching decoration.




She did encourage it to get off at the Laburnum bush, but it was not cooperative!



Crawling Down

But finally showed some interest…




…when they got to a nice juicy Fuchsia bush!




10 thoughts on “Woolly Bear Bonnet

    • The Woolly Bear was quite placidly determined to explore Constance from toes to Bonnet!She didn’t mind though she was very glad when he finally decided to explore the Fuchsia bush!

  1. I don’t know what fascinates me more…seeing Constance persuading that Woolly to position itself on her hat (by the way it looks stunning) or seeing a Woolly Caterpillar with white spikes. The ones we have here in Pennsylvania don’t sport those spikes.
    I suppose Constance’s Woolly bear got tired of predicting Winter weather and decided to branch out in the hat fascinator’s arena.

    • Haha, yes, the Woolly Bear made a great fascinator! I suppose our white spiked caterpillars must be the larva of a different moth than yours! I agree with Constance that the white is rather fetching, I am not familiar with the caterpillar’s prognosticating ability!

    • Woolly Bear Folklore:
      The longer the woolly bear’s black bands, the longer, colder, snowier, and more severe the winter will be. Similarly, the wider the middle brown band is associated with a milder upcoming winter. … If the head end of the caterpillar is dark, the beginning of winter will be severe.

  2. He truly was a rather fetching hat decoration! And how kind of Constance to help him find a shrub that was to his liking!

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