Ok as promised here is part two - some of these photos were taken by my hubby with the old camera. Thank you my love!
Just a few more photos I have to share..
This is when the wings first opened up
Here you can see the blue markings just starting to appear
After about three hours it flew off into the garden. As it settled onto the hibiscus plant you can see the perfectly half rounded shape. Look how the little dots on the under wings seem to line up with the patterning from the top.
Here you can see the slit in the chrysalis that the butterfly emerged from.
Here are the underside of the wings in more detail.
Isn't this just the most georgous creature?
Ok I am smitten! What a blessing to have witnessed this.