Friday, May 20, 2011

So many butterflies

One of the things I did during my time at home was visit Reiman Gardens, the large public garden owned and maintained by Iowa State University. It was a windy day and there isn't very much flowering yet so we didn't spend much time outside. Instead, we visited the butterfly building where there are several hundred butterflies flying about. It was amazing! I got to see a Blue Morpho, which is the butterfly that most antique and vintage butterfly wing jewelry is made of. I couldn't get a picture of him with his wings open, though! Oh and here is a family pic from that afternoon - little brother, mom and me.


Zohar said...

How wonderful! That last butterflies wings and beautiful. And I really like your new cut :)

TheFancyLamb said...

I *think* there might be a bit of a family resemblance. :)
Hope you had a great trip, Duff!

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

Oh my you look like your mama! And those butterflies are so gorgeous.

No Carnations said...

And I second that! You like so much like your mother, thanks for sharing your wonderful day.

Wild Tea Party said...

So pretty!

And ditto on you looking like your mum!

dietplaid said...

Reiman gardens is a beautiful place, I went there a few years ago while visiting family in Ames. One of my cousins from the town is visiting for a month some Friday actually.

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