Sunday, June 6, 2010

Roses and Butterflies



Spent a little time at Hershey Gardens today. The newly renovated butterfly house opened last week and I was anxious to see it. Zoe and I had a magical time. And let me tell you, outside there are more roses than you can shake a stick at (7,500)! Milton Hershey's wife must have loved her roses. I am glad we got a membership as it gets us into Winterthur as well - $75 well spent!

This rose looks fake or else like it should be on a birthday cake!

"The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity."
-George Carlin



Feeding time!

Pink roses on a trellis.

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne






"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." Alphonse Karr

I wanted to take this owl statue home with me!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

11 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Incredible pics! I had NO idea what butterflies ate!

Zan Asha said...

EXQUISITE! This reminds me of the butterfly exhibit we went to at the Museum of Natural History! Soooo lovely!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How beautiful! Butterflies and roses - a perfect post. There is a butterfly conservatory that I really want to go back to; I'm hoping we'll have time to visit this fall. :) That owl statue IS awesome - looks like Zoe loved it, too! Theresa

Jennifer Rose said...

ooh i would love to smell all those roses :) gorgeous place

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful photos!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That is an amazing picture of the butterflies eating fruit! Those photos are great.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love feeding time, that is so cool. That rose does look fake but that's what macro shots do, they make them look so perfect. That is a gorgeous shot.

juliette said...

Great photos of a lovely place. Maizie had a field trip to Hershey Gardens and I was lucky enough to be the room mom and go too. Suffice to say, that it was our all-time-favorite field trip. We visited the old butterfly house - I am anxious to see the new one!
I didn't realize you were so close!

Linda said...

I love the photos and the quotes you put with them. You're always an inspiration. I can see why you like that sculpture, too!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I think you described it quite well in saying it was magical - how lovely everything looks! Those roses are INCREDIBLE - so beautiful!

Erica Lea said...

Okay, officially jealous here;-) I'm a rose addict, and I love photographing butterflies! This really does look like the perfect day to me, and I'm glad I got travel with you through all these lovely photos.