Saturday, April 15, 2006

Butterflies are Blooming!

Tuesday I had a "play day" from work and a good friend of mine, Jamie, and I decided to spend the day together. We met for breakfast at Panera bread in the morning, ran a few errands and then went to the Frederick Meijer Gardens for the butterfly exhibit. The company I work for sponsors the butterflies and it is an annual event. She and I go every year.

These are some of the images from that, I shot over 4 rolls of film but this is just a sampling of what you might see!

One of the best things is during the day and on a sunny warm day like the day we went is they are all over, there is a huge indoor tropical garden you can wander through and they are flying everywhere and if you get lucky will land on you!
You have to look close on my shoulder but it's there! (also this is my new hairdo, although a bit windblown.)

The other thing I love is all the tropical plants and the temp in the garden is always about 78-80 degrees so it is a great reminder that spring is usually approaching fast in Michigan!

Some of the beautiful plants and flowers:

The picture doesn't show it as much but the wings on these two are clear, very pretty butterflies!