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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flutter By Too

 Here are some more photos of our recent trip to Butterfly Gardens. Most of the photos I took here were from a seated position on one of the benches located around the center pool in the gardens.

These butterflies had a brilliant blue colour on the top of their wings which you could not see when they were resting. Silly little things kept their wings tightly closed. I love the pattern though in the wings, it really helps to camouflage them against the foliage.  Some I went right past and didn't see them until I turned around and looked again.
Looks like eyes on the wings, I think!

I thought this butterfly perched on a sprig of red flowers was gorgeous. 
They had little bird bowls at different intervals that contained pieces of fresh fruit. 
This is the Atlas Moth, the largest moth in the world. There was a small tree which had caterpillars of the Atlas moth, but I couldn't get to it with my crutches. 

I think this little butterfly reminds me of Halloween with its brilliant orange and black colours. It was quite small as well.

Sometimes you are lucky to find a little oasis in the middle of your town, that even if you aren't able to go to visit someplace warm and tropical, it can transport you there for a few hours that you spend there. 
Lush plants, flowers and foliage, humid and misty, beautiful butterflies, birds, fish and wildlife, all at your back door so to speak!

We liked it so much that when leaving we bought a season's pass so we can go visit again. I am going to wait until I get rid of my leg cast and crutches and can wander these boardwalk paths at my own leisure. 
Check out the post previous to this one on the blog for more photos and make sure to come back as I have lots of Bird photos to post next!


Anonymous said...

Stunning shots! And what pretty gardens too.

Kalantikan said...

Hi, these are good shots considering you are confined in particular places. It's a pity they already look old because of their tattered wings, maybe they will not stay long. P.S. I thought you're a Filipina too.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful photos! Aren't butterflies amazing? I love the detail you can see in the third picture. They are so fragile, but still manage to look a big intimidating with that eye on the wing.

Terri said...

Nice captures- looks like a great place to visit again and again!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Magnificent variety of butterflies in an enchanting setting. Looks like a beautiful place.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful butterflies, beautiful garden, beautiful photos!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous captures -- love the 3-D feel to your photos. Excellent!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous captures -- love the 3-D feel to your photos. Excellent!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, thee are fabulous. I've so enjoyed catching up.

Heather said...

Lovely shots -- my favorite is the brown adn white one among the tiny red flowers. We recently visited "Blooming Butterflies" at our local botanic garden, but I haven't had the time to sort and share any of my pics yet.

Anonymous said...

I just read your comment on the moth keeping its wings closed and I had to chime in. I read a few months ago that's how you distinguish butterflies from moths. When they stand still, butterflies keep their wings open while moths keep theirs closed. I think it has to do with the patterns on their wings and what keeps the predators away best when they're more susceptible to being caught.