My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Sunday, May 30, 2010

BUTTERFLIES!

So 2 weeks ago we went to a local mall that had an indoor butterfly garden set up.









Did you know they TICKLE when they land on you??!!


And when they "lick" your nose it REALLY tickles!!!!







They gave us these little q-tips soaked in gatoraide to "catch" the butterflies on...not that we needed them!!





















Sugars has recently become afraid of "bees" which means any flying thing. She really didn't care for the butterfly tent, but gradually got used to the butterflies....so long as they didn't come TOO close to her.
This is definitely too close for her taste!!




Of course, now she can't stop talking about how she "loves the butterflies!!" So I guess all's well that ends well on that note!
They had a couple of feeders set up.





And blooming flowers along both sides and down the middle of the tent.










But most of the butterflies seemed to like the high areas that weren't in shadow.







And the taller you were and the longer you stood in that area....the more butterflies would FIND you....






Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of the top of your own head??? Especially when trying not to move around to much and disturb the visitors??









Sonshine was the only one of my 3 who was able to "catch" a butterfly. You have to be very calm and patient.
Approach from the front....

Let him climb onboard....







Voila! one caught butterfly!










This guy landed on my shirt so I was able to get up close and personal with him.....



I didn't know their bodies were spotted too!!






Fun Day out with Mom!!
Next Monday we're going to the Dallas Arboretum! So stay tuned as our fun summer unfolds!

10 comments:

Lori said...

they look like colorful barrettes!

Lori said...

Hey, now you know where that phrase "butterfly kisses" comes from!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! What a treat for the kids...

Stephanie D. said...

I would LOVE to visit this place! I got so excited when 2 blue butterflies came and sat on the garden soil I'd bought to mix in with the terrible clay soil we have around here. I hated to move too much for fear of scaring them away.

And to get close enough to see their bodies are speckled, too! Wow!

Pam said...

What a neat idea to have something like that set up right in the mall!

Hey I heard a song here on your playlist that I used to love, I hadn't heard it in years!
"What A Guy Gott Do To Get A Girl In This Town?" Thanks!

ellen b. said...

That is so cool! Love all the photos!!

Linda said...

Your pictures are great! It looks like everyone had such a good time with the tickling butterflies!

By the by, I finally did a Five on Friday last week with music just for YOU and you never came by - figures!

Lisa said...

Oh, Sarah! These photos are awesome! What a wonderful time for you and the kids! My third son (the one who grew up to be an artist, ironically) was deathly afraid of butterflies as a toddler. This day would have been his nightmare! (gglggl)

Mrs4444 said...

So fun! I visited my first butterfly exhibit at the Milwaukee Museum last month. Great shots! :)

diana said...

we have a butterfly pavilion not too far from us and keep telling myself that i'm going to go in just to take pictures. ... and i will someday. your pics came out great.