Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Butterfly House

 IT WAS A nice first trip to the Butterfly House with my daughter.  They were so beautiful...and there were oh so many!  I loved the butterfly on this leaf, I just had to paint him.
These are just a few of the many (many!) chrysalises hanging around.  We waited for butterflies to emerge.  
I'm not sure what he's eating, but it must be yummy.  He stayed there for quite some time.  None of the butterflies landed on us that day, but I was hoping!


What a nice (and huge!) statue outside the Butterfly House.  The gardens were just as beautiful and inspiring outside as they were inside.


I love how the "eyes"on this butterfly scare away those pesky predators.
It was such a fun day, I wasn't quite ready to leave.  But that's okay, because now I have my photos, and my pendant, and my great memories.  And we'll be back.  Maybe this winter, when it's so cold out that I just can't stand it any longer.  We can go inside, find the butterflies and feel like we're back in summer once again.