I know it's not really autumn yet, but we've still been blessed with a spot of cool weather. I can hardly wait; this is my all-time favorite time of year!
So, Mom and I nix'd the shopping today, and took a stroll through Meadowbrook park. I'm always drawn to the public gardens there, I love watching the progression from seedlings to overgrown autumn chaos.
As luck would have it, today seemed to be Butterfly Day. There's a bed of flowers at the West end of the gardens that were teeming with Monarch butterflies. Mom and I were completely mesmerized with hundreds of them flitting about, and spent a good 45 minutes pretty much standing around the same patch.
You kind of had to be there. But here are a few shots I got, with the old cam, small enough to carry with me everywhere. The pictures were alright, but trust me, they don't do the moment any justice.
Notice there's practically a butterfly for every bud here.
Extreme Close Up! Party Time! Excellent!
This one came out a little dark, so I Photoshop'd it to enhance the colors. It's a bit fakey here, but still. You get the idea?
Butterflies were willing to share, at least those blossoms that didn't have much to offer:
"Hey, baby, what's your sign?" Anyone want to tell the guy on the right that he's barking up the wrong tree?
Back to the butterflies.
I have to confess that just for giggles, I gave the entire jungle a bit of a shake, just to see what would happen.
Imagine standing in the midst of Monarch Tornado. It was so suprising and disorienting that all I could do was stand there and giggle with my my mother.
Like I said. You had to be there.