Friday, July 26, 2013

July 2013 Butterfly Gallery

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days... three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."

~John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters And Poems Of John Keats To Fanny Brawne

We visited the butterfly exhibit at the Conservatory Of Flowers on Wednesday, and I can't imagine a more perfect way to spend a summer day! There were a lot more butterflies flying about, then on our last visit, and a lot of new types that I haven't photographed before! The Conservatory has completely redesigned the exhibit, adding some new touches this year, such as a better variety of things with wings, and the addition of new age music to enjoy them by! It is a lovely place to stop and relax!

July's Butterfly Gallery...

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus) And Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Julia (Dryas iulia)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Morning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon Lucas)

The Conservatory Of Flowers, in Golden Gate Park, is such a gorgeous place any time of year, but during the summer and autumn, it just comes alive with beauty! There is nothing quite like it!

Mood: Happy

~Me :)

1 comment:

jr cline said...

Lovely butterfly photos! What an awesome place.