Friday, September 13, 2013

Crazy Butterfly Lady

Yes, it appears I'm now the "Crazy Butterfly Lady" because I've made three trips to Butterfly Wonderland.  It's a great place to take a camera even though it can be very frustrating at times.  Here are a few of the models who posed for me today. ☺

Just hanging out ...

A Paperwhite butterfly ... just seemed like a good idea to give him the black and white treatment.

Butterfly head shot!

Pretty pair ...

I heard someone call this one "ugly" ... I respectfully disagree.

Ready to take flight ...

Butterfly gymnastics ... he's hanging upside down!

So, yeah ... you can call me the Crazy Butterfly Lady!  ☺

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More Butterflies ...

I could spend hours at Butterfly Wonderland.  In fact, I already have!  I've made two visits thus far and intend to go back for sure.  The conservatory is a delight ... a serene environment in which to watch:  butterflies as they go about living their short lives, children smiling with wonder as one of these critters lands on a hand or hair, photographers trying to get the definitive shot.

I've shared many of my photos on Facebook, but here are some of the others that didn't make the "Facebook cut."  

These butterflies are emerging.  In a short while, they will be ready to join the others in the conservatory. 

This colorful beauty is almost ready to leave the "nest," too!

While in the conservatory, you really have to watch where you step because butterflies like to hang out on the ground.

Perhaps this gorgeous creature was trying to blend into the rock?

The colors in the conservatory are breathtaking.

In fact, sometimes the surrounding color can overshadow the butterfly ... so let's take a look at this fella without the other colors.

If you need to get away from the everyday stresses of life, head to Butterfly Wonderland.  The beauty alone will replenish your spirit.