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Friday, 15 May 2009

Butterfly House

There is a butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo. I have never been in a butterfly house before. It's hot. Hot and humid. I got hot. Hot and sweaty. Today I discovered that I must be sweet. I discovered this in the butterfly house. I tried to photograph the butterflies.

I got a lot of photos that look like this! I think that pretty, exotic butterflies can fly faster than boring ordinary ones. They were so hard to photograph! In my efforts to photograph butterflies I stopped dodging butterflies and some began to land on me. One landed on my finger poised to click the button and take a photo. It's proboscus (is that a word?) unrolled to rest on my finger too. I think I must be sweet because this butterfly just didn't want to leave me. Miss 22 gently blew it off my finger and it flew right back on. I walked around and it stayed. I took photos and it stayed. I even took this photo of it on my finger!

Once it had finished being my butterfly it landed on my man, Bradley. It loved him too. It was obviously very sympatico with us! I loved the butterfly house! Mr 8 loved the elephants. (We don't have elephants at our zoos.) All in all it was a good day with some of us ending up on top of a windy observation deck tonight being scared, but appreciating the view! (Not me of course. I was at the motel with my boring knitting. Have I ever told you how much I like boring?)


Chloe m said...

We have a butterfly pavillion here in Colorado that my kids love. Your pictures reminded me of how much fun it was when we went. THanks for posting! I always feel like butterflies are magical creatures!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

How cool is that?! Kellie would go bonkers to visit a butterfly house!

Lotti said...

Can't believe that I was born in Melbourne, have only been in Adelaide for 6 years and have never been to the Butterfly House at the zoo. Well next time I go to Melbourne I know where I'm going .... they are so pretty.

Pip said...

Wasn't it great that a butterfly decided that it liked you, you were able to take nice photos.
take care

Dee said...

OOO how lovely! You are definately one of the chosen ones.

Lurline said...

Glorious pics!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Bird Bath said...

sounds wonderful...the last shot is a beauty - I love the way the butterfly has perched on his shoulder:)