Monday, July 1, 2013

Butterfly Wonderland

by Terri



It’s that time of the year here in the desert where we tend to go into hibernation. It’s just too hot to do much of anything outside. It affects me the same way that some of you feel in the dead of winter. When I can’t be regularly shooting with my camera, I get a major case of camera withdrawal.

Butterfly Wonderland to the rescue! This amazing butterfly atrium, said to be the largest in the country, opened a couple of weeks ago only 15 minutes from my house, so I decided to head over for a visit to see what I could find to shoot. Oh, my, did I get my fill of things to shoot! I could barely take my camera away from my face! It was definitely a wonderland with waterfalls, flowers and thousands of  gorgeous butterflies everywhere!
 
This was exactly what the doctor ordered! And just think . . . I can go back as many times as I want to all summer whenever I need some camera time. I just may survive my case of camera withdrawal!

Are you finding ways to get out and use your camera this summer? Whether it is outdoors or somewhere inside like me, make sure to share what you are shooting in the Flickr gallery.  Our July Monthly Focus is Summer Fun. You can read about it under the Monthly Focus tab above. I’m sure there’s plenty of summer fun going on at your house, so be sure to have your cameras out to capture it all and don’t forget to share it with us!

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11 comments:

Sarah Huizenga said...

Beautiful. I love all the colors and varieties.

heyjudephotography said...

These are stunning, and I know very difficult to capture with their wings spread. What a great place to have so close to your home. I think you will have a very colorful summer ahead of you!

Viv Halliwell said...

Lovely variety of butterflies.. Gorgeous colours....

Dotti said...

Butterflies are such fun, aren't they? These are beautiful and I can just imagine what a fantastic time you had with them. So glad you found some desert 'summer fun'!

Deanna said...

Oh my, takes my breath away. This is a definite "go to" the next time I am out your way. While you have been so hot....we have been really cool. Blankets at night with no air conditioning.

Kim Stevens said...

Help me, help me, I have fallen off my computer chair and I can't get up...because I'm crying, because these are so gorgeous and I wish this was here by me! You lucky, luck girl...someone pass me a drool bib please! haha

P.S. - I think you would have to drug me to get me to leave...seriously!

kelly said...

oh wow terri! these are beautiful! so glad you found a place to cool off and have some fun with your camera.

AFishGirl said...

Utterly amazing.

stamper2 said...

So beautiful Terri! What a fabulous place to spend some time! Love your photo's!

Cathy H. said...

Breathtaking! By the way, how did you breath? I would have been gasping every time I saw a butterfly!! I've never seen such gorgeous, colorful butterflies! I would be spending a lot of time there!

Jeanne said...

Your butterfly shots are amazing! Isn't it wonderful to go to a place like this! Hope to see more photos of this shoot! Great fun!

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