Sunday, September 23, 2007

South for the Winter

Saturday was a picture-perfect day for the annual release of the monarch butterflies at The Butterfly House. The sky was a brilliant, cloudless blue. Temps were in the upper 70's.

Over 1000 monarch butterflies were flitting around inside two large, mesh cages awaiting the removal of the lids. The crowd counted down, and off they flew!!

After a quick take-off, many of the monarchs landed in the flower gardens planted around the grounds and graciously posed for photos.

This poor fellow didn't receive nearly as much attention so I promised to post his picture, too.

Have a great week!



Anonymous Kelli said...

Seems like that last guy still has a bit of growing to do. lol

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 10:05:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Dana said...

Ooooh, pretty butterflies!!

Tag, you're it:

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 11:48:00 AM EDT  
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Monday, September 24, 2007 at 12:02:00 PM EDT  
Blogger becky c. said...

Beautiful photos!

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 12:03:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Oh how pretty!

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 1:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth said...

What great photos!

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 9:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kel said...

Prett butterflies but I think that place might freak me out! :)

You've been tagged... check out my blog. :)

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 10:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

Oooh fun pictures!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 12:32:00 PM EDT  

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