Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Snapshot--June 4, 2011

This meme is hosted by Alyce from At Home With Books

To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.

Last week the Butterflies Alive exhibit opened at our local Natural History Museum so I took my daughter and her friend. What a magical experience, I love sitting still with the butterflies fluttering around me.


My mother is working as a volunteer docent at the exhibit so she is going to get us in some time when it is closed so we can be there in silence without the crowds.

18 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! Seeing butterflies always reminds me of a picture book I received in my late teens from the author, Leo Politi, who came to speak at the library where I was working. It was called The Butterflies Come, and was the story of how the butterflies return to Carmel in large groups. The illustrations were gorgeous, just like these photos.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Laurel-Rain--It's just such a peaceful experience to be in the butterfly enclosure

Irene said...

What a glorious visit it must have been. Have a wonderful weekend.

Alyce said...

How fun! It's been ages since I've been to a butterfly exhibit.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful snapshots! I was in a butterfly house once and it's amazing that the butterflies come and land on you. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Aths said...

It's so much fun to watch butterflies! They make perfect photo posers!

Literary Feline said...

Oh! To see that in person! Such beautiful pictures.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Irene--Glorious is a great word for it

Alyce--We go to the exhibit each year since it's free with our membership and brings us such pleasure

Sherrie--It' so exciting when one lands on us! We try to remember to wear pink to attract them

Aths--They do make stunning photos without much effort. I like the one where I can see its face

Literary Feline--Definitely take the opportunity to go in one of these exhibits if you can

Trish said...

They are such beautiful creatures, aren't they? And I love how you captured the color contrast between the orange wings and the pink flowers.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Trish--Thank you! I loved the contrast in butterfly colors and flower colors when I was there

Diane--I totally messed up and hit delete on your comment instead of Publish. Sorry! Diane said, "They look too beautiful to be real...great shots Helen." Thank you! It does feel a little unreal to be in the butterfly enclosure

Kay said...

What a wonderful time, Helen! I love the pictures and can only imagine the beauty and peacefulness sitting there with those lovely, fragile creatures. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Amy said...

What stunning, amazing pictures. I've never been to a butterfly exhibit but after seeing these beautiful photos I'm going to make sure I get to one!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Kay--I am definitely going back again and again to enjoy and to do more photography

Amy--Oh go for sure! It really is a wonderful experience. But, be sure to wear pink or red and maybe a butterfly will land on you!

Marie said...

Stunning! I remember visiting a butterfly exhibit a number of years ago. It was great. I envy you that you get to go without the crowds. That would be awesome!

Leslie said...

They are so pretty. Our zoo has the butterfly exhibit. I need to go see them and get some photos.

Mary said...

Beautiful. I hope you'll get to go when it's quiet too.

Bev Hankins said...

Love the combination of the butterflies and the flowers! Wonderful pictures!

I'm a bit late (it's been a busy weekend so far), but here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/06/saturday-snapshot-graduation-weekend.html

Helen's Book Blog said...

Marie and Mary--Yes, I must keep on my mom to get us in when the crowds are gone, I think it will be really special

Leslie--How nice that your zoo has a permanent butterfly exhibit. Ours is only here for the summer each year

Bev--Thank you, I'm off to see yours right now