Jun 21, 2011

wings of wonder

Last week my cousin and her sweet family were visiting.  They are missionaries in Brazil, and have been traveling in the states for a few weeks. 
We got to go on a lovely trip to a butterfly conservatory out in the country.

I'm not going to do a lot of commentary today.  Just enjoy some of the beautiful creatures we were able to see while we were there.

this moth's wingspan was as big as a man's hand!


These were my favorites- Blue Morphos.  Very hard to capture a shot with their blue showing. They don't sit still for long, and when they do land, their wings close up to show the brown dotted exterior.






If you have a butterfly exhibit in your area, I encourage you to visit!  It's fun to see them flying past in such close proximity.
The Wings of Wonder exhibit shown here, is located in Independence, Oregon.
You can click here for more information.

Enjoy your Tuesday. 
Hope to see you here tomorrow at the Patio, Porch and Deck linky party!

5 comments:

  1. beautiful butterflies! we will have to visit there too. your photos are fantastic.

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  2. so very pretty & your photo's are fantastic. xoxo

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  3. so very pretty & your photo's are fantastic. xoxo

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  4. Hi Denise! What fabulous photos you've shared! And what a fun place to take out of town guests!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  5. Pretty! I love this time of year, we always get butterflies in our garden too. :)

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