Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Last week was spring break and we had several fun adventures beginning with the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit at Botanic Garden Fort Worth. The exhibit was in an atrium that was at least 90 degrees and at least 98 percent humidity. Think Houston in May! The exhibit was breathtaking and very hard to catch on camera. Sadly after all the changes they go throught to become a butterfly they only live two weeks so we had to take special precautions not to touch them because it can cause damage.  If they land on your body you basically have to blow gently or wait until they decide to move on.  I am definitely inspired to plant some butterfly host plants as well as nectar plants to attract these beautiful creatures...make me think differently of the word insect.  Sydney had fun too! We went with my friend Tracey and her daughter Emma. 
Blue Morpha
Setting the newly hatched butterlies free...
One landed on Ali

...and on Sydney
...and on Tracey
And on this random girl...
My favorite picture...see the wing damage?
Hortense Longwing
Great Mormon
Pretty but I can't tell what kind they are.

After the butterflies we took the kids to play in the gardens and they had a blast...more pictures of that later. It was a busy week with visits to Aunt Donna's to see the kittens, Angel and Cindy and the Anderson family.  We wrapped the week up with a trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (along with the rest of Fort Worth) and lunch at Joe T. Garcias where we met new friends and dined on the patio.  More on that later too.


  1. Oh my gosh...these pictures are so good! I had no idea that butterflies only lived 2 weeks after released?? Wow. Learn something new everyday.
    I can't wait to take Hudson to things like this. What a fun day!

  2. I really wish we could of done this. Maybe next year? So pretty.