Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Butterfly Place

Nora and I visited our first butterfly garden yesterday. The Butterfly Place. I've been wanting to visit this near-by sanctuary for years. The local Mom's group I'm a member of, organized a meet-up here, so it was the perfect excuse to finally go. Of course, it was an awesome opportunity to photograph all the gorgeous butterflies for some creative inspiration! (And get some new pics of my Nora girl, too!) Here's our day at the Butterfly Place in pictures:

 Nora checking out the butterfly identification card: "Hmmm, now let's see here..."

Julia butterfly (Dryas iulia)

Small Postman butterfly (Heliconius erato)

Rice Paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe)

Cairns Birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera priamus)

My Nora girl dressed like a colorful butterfly holding her Grammy's butterfly cane!


  1. Oh my gosh! I'd love to go there! I haven't been successful with my own butterfly garden.

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  2. I love your little Nora girl! Can she read already?

    Thanks for sharing pics of the butterflies, but what I was really looking forward to seeing was your little one, so am happy :)

  3. Such a doll! She is growing up so fast! What a great adventure for you and Nora to take. Love the butterfly pictures and I am sure there will be some jewelry inspired by those colors! Enjoy the day. Erin

  4. Your butterfly photos are stunning. Your pics of Nora so heartwarming. She is adorable.

  5. Wow, what amazing pictures of both the butterflies and little Nora, Erin! It is such a sight to see with all of the colors in the midst of dreary February weather here. I bet it was nice and warm in the butterfly garden! The Rice Paper butterfly is stunning, and so are the colors in the Cairns Birdwing butterfly!

  6. Oh my, Nora is such a sweet and pretty little girl. Great pics!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful pics of the butterflies and Nora! What camera did you use to take those close-ups? GORGEOUS! Looks like a wonderful day had by all.

  9. What a beautiful post. Nora is just gorgeous and you took some awesome pictures of the butterflies. I likes the names ( entomological?) of the butterflies. Thanks. Dita.


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