Monday, September 13, 2010

Butterfly conservatory

Today my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids took me to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. I couldn't believe all the rides and exhibits and animals there.

I've never been in a butterfly conservatory before. When you walk in, it's warm and humid, junglelike, full of flowering plants, bushes and trees. Then you notice butterflies every where. Small, medium and large butterflies of all colors, drifting down toward you, lighting on a leaf, chasing each other. It was like being in a fairytale.

Unless they were sitting on a leaf, they were moving too fast for my camera to get a good photo. I have a new Canon, and it's not the fault of the camera.  I'm just learning how to use it, and today I had a lot of practice before the battery started going out.

Here are some of the photos I took:

From me and my dog in her princess dress, have a good day, everyone! :)


  1. I think your new camera did a great job! It takes lots of practice...we are still trying to get a good hummingbird pic!

    There is a Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens/Resort and we really enjoy visiting there. You are right though..getting a butterfly pic is tough.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. Very pretty! If you liked that place, there is one in Florida called Butterfly World, devoted to the dainty creatures. You may want to make a visit there once you start full-timing!

  3. I think your pictures are great. You are learning well. Cutest little dog.


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