Sunday, April 8, 2018

Inspiration in the cold, snow and gray

     Sometimes you just have to seek out some colors and life to keep your spirit up when it snows in April. Even if it means going to a foreign country. Fortunately, we live close to Canada and the wonderful Butterfly Conservancy. The Botanical Gardens that surround it are quite dead looking now, but the glass domed building was warm (hot), humid, and colorful with thousands of brightly painted creatures flitting around.
    We took the grandkids there and soon all of us were smiling. The butterflies landed on us, buzzed us and generally lifted our heads up. I tried to photo groups flying around, but the photos would blur with motion.
    I really want to make a grand butterfly quilt to capture the feeling of wonder.









Atop my husband's head!








Totally camo
And just as we were leaving, one came and said goodbye to Jolene.



8 comments:

Dre in PA said...

I don't think I've ever seen a pink butterfly!!

Sue Moreman said...

Delightful!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks!

Quiltdivajulie said...

With your skills, I'm guessing your quilt will exude that warmth as well as the colors and wonders of the butterflies. Go for it !!!

Mystic Quilter said...

I adore butterflies and what a superb collection you've shown in these photographs, I especially love the beautiful colour in your last photo with your grand-daughter.

Debbie said...

Magical! Precious memories to capture.

Julie said...

What an enchanting day you had! Such a treasure to experience butterflies with your grandchildren and husband. It's so hard to be still and allow them to find us in their own time when we are excited. Something about them seems to draw our attention in, though, and slow our heart beat. I think they're like watching the ocean. Thank you for the photo show of spring to come.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How cool!