Monday, December 29, 2008

On Safari

I am going on a safari.
I am looking for butterflies.

I have glass boxes for the butterflies that did not make migration.
In the winter I bring them out.
I once again admire their wings.

My florist bouquets always seem so sterile
with out butterflies.

The glass boxes are on a pink crystal tray
on the dining room table
with the dish gardens.

I miss the butterflies.

My husband is taking a few days off work for our
Winter Safari.
We know of a butterfly conservatory about four hours away.
I plan on spending a couple of days with the butterflies.

We also will stop to see the Swans.
I am packing the camera bags and a picinic basket.

~Happy New Year~


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Have a good time Sherry. I will look forward to seeing the pictures you take at the conservatory.

Happy New Year to you too.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....what a pretty and delightful charming to see butterflies again.....tku....

I do hope that you have a wonderful journey......

Anonymous said...

Butterflies this time of year? I wish...

Jan said...

That sounds so interesting. I need to find out if DC has anything like that; probably, and I just don't know about it:) My mother saved butterflies when I was a child, and put them under a curved glass w/gold frame and black felt background. I've had mixed feelings over it, as I don't think she found all of them when they were dead. Anyway, I love butterflies and everything they represent...have fun on your safari! Jan

meggie said...

Have a wonderful time with the Butterflies!!

Happy & Joyous New Year to you & yours!

Wendy said...

Have a wonderful time, Sherry. I agree - flowers need butterflies. It's that simple.
Hope you take lots of pics.

Dawn Fine said...

HAVE a great safari...

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I am packed and ready to leave!
I am excited too. I bought an extra memory flash card for the 300. I plan on taking lots of pictures!
Happy New Year.
I do believe it will be the best!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
These flowers are so pretty. I never can remember their name but they last a long time. My husband brought home two big bouquets last week when the temperatures warmed.
I sat my glass bug houses out on the dining room table and let my butterflies "play". Like most bug people I have boxes of bugs!
I am very excited about seeing the butterflies. This is a new exhibit and looks to be amazing.
We plan on stopping at Squaw Creek also. The swans should be in and eagles should be nesting!
I will post after the New Year.

Q said...

Dear Scienceguy288,
These are not alive any more...My husband sometimes will find a dead butterfly and he brings it to me for safe keeping.
I have a few.
I am going to see all sorts of Butterflies. I am very excited. I will take pictures. Hope the cameras behave themselves!
Happpy New Year,

Q said...

Dear Jan,
I bet someplace near by there is a Butterfly house. I have never been to one in the Winter so it will be a real treat.
I know some people who mount butterflies. I would never kill a butterfly for mounting. Mine are ones that died and were found.
I do think they are beautiful.
I love everything about the butterfly too.
Have a great New Year!

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Thank you!
The New Year comes first to you!
Hope it is your best ever.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Flowers do need their good bugs!
Thank you...I am very excited about seeing the butterflies.
I plan on taking lots of pictures...lots!
Have a happy New Year,

Q said...

Dear Dawn,
I sure hope I am not disappointed!
I am so excited that I am ready to leave right now!
I will post when I get home.
Happy New Year,

Marimoy said...

Have fun visiting our butterfly friends!ea

Deb said...

Have a wonderful safari Sherry!!
Thank you for a year of beautiful photos, slides and sharing all your knowledge. Thank you for your friendship!
Wishing you the Happiest of New Years.

Mary said...

Have fun, Sherry! I know you will be in Flutterby Heaven!

Marvin said...

I gotta admit I haven't seen a butterfly in a while, but today I did see a fuzzy, black caterpillar. Where there are caterpillars, there is hope. (Actually, the cat is probably tiger moth.)

Have a safe and enjoyable trip -- and use up a lot of pixels.

Grammy said...

Just stopped by to give you a big hug. And wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

Belen said...

Dear Sherry I wish you a happy new Year, felit anio nuevo!

Maria said...

Sherry-Thinking about you today because today is your day. :-) Can't wait to see the beautiful pictures of butterflies and birds when you get back. I'm sure you're having lots of fun.


Rose said...

This sounds like a wonderful way to begin the New Year! Enjoy the butterflies, Sherry--I look forward to seeing all your photos when you return.

Sunita Mohan said...

What beautiful photos! I'm so glad I found this blog. Thanks for an eyeful of soul-pleasers.

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
I am home!!!
I thought about you when I was with the tropicals. They are your butterflies...

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thank you!
Looking forward to 2009 and sharing your birds, gardens and joys.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
They had tiny, tiny Hummers!!!!
I thought of you. I did not get any hummingbird photographs. The light was too dim. Oh well, maybe a trip to the tropic in 2009!
Happy New Year.

Q said...

Dear Marvin,
I had a great time. I took many, many photographs! Three cameras, 6 lens and two photgraphers...1600+
I am still processing. Learning low light with out a flash....still learning.

Q said...

Dear Grammy,
Thank you!
Happy New Year to you and yours. It will be a great year...I am very excited for 2009, Year of the Ox!

Q said...

Dear Belen,
Happy New Year to you too. Looking forward to 2009!

Q said...

Dear Maria,
Thank you for remembering my birthday. This trip was my birthday outing. It was only a few days long but so fun. I really enjoyed my husband taking a few days off work. I would love for him to retire and be about all day every day!
Happy New Year!
Hope we get to see each other soon.

Q said...

Dear Rose,
I am just now catching up!
It was fun...

Q said...

Dear Sunita,
Thank you! I am happy you found me too, now I can come read your journal and get to know you!
Happy New Year,