Well I missed it! That's one of the downside to having to go off to work! I miss some of the exciting stuff that happens at home.
I woke just as the sun was rising and found that the chrysalis I've been watching eagerly for days and days had turned black. I had a feeling that perhaps the butterfly would emerge sooner rather than later.
I waited as long as I could before I headed off to work, and I spent all day hoping that nothing happened while I was away. That was wishful thinking.
I arrived home this afternoon to find an empty chrysalis. So that means somewhere in my garden there's a brand new butterfly flitting around enjoying its new life.