Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sensational Butterflies

I always love a butterfly house. This was a good one, and unexpected, a temporary exhibition set up outside the Natural History Museum in London when we were there back in July. I managed to arrive at the exact same minute as Mr and Master Wicker! Unplanned. I only realised as I was taking a photo of the entrance and they were lining up for tickets!



Such a great opportunity to appreciate the diversity of butterflies, their colours, textures and shapes. 










I always like watching the new butterflies emerging from their chrysalids.





This was also the warmest half an hour we spent in London, on a rather cool "summer" week. 

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20 comments:

Brona Joy said...

Beautiful Louise.
I had never been to a butterfly house before our trip to Bali earlier in the year. This makes me realise that it can be done a whole better :-)

Louise said...

Any butterfly house is worth visiting in my book Brona. Even the little one at Changi airport in Singapore is good.

gautami tripathy said...

You made my day by posting these photos. I love Butterflies!!

Here is my snapshot post

Vicki said...

What gorgeous butterflies!! Love all the colors and designs on them!

residentjudge said...

Aaaaghghgh! I loathe Butterfly Houses! Can't breathe..can't breathe... and all those WINGS and FLUTTERING...can't breathe.
I must admit that they are beautiful photos. I can't ever look at the butterflies because I'm too busy rushing for the exit because - can't breathe, can't breathe!!!

Kaye said...

Love the color of that second butterfly. Beautiful!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

New to me. I've never heard of a butterfly house, but I want to visit one. Beautiful!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

We went to one at the state fair last year. It was pretty amazing! Yours pictures are wonderful.

Christine Harding said...

What wonderful photos - they are really gorgeous, so clear. But what a shame it's only a temporary exhibition. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/1SXA7W

bermudaonion said...

I've only been to one butterfly exhibit but I loved it and spent a long time there. How fun to discover one in London!

gautami tripathy said...

m glad that you got the theme of our collage. We worked hard for it. We used bits of papers from Magazines, Newspapers and handmade paper etc. We tore the papers with our fingers and pasted those. It took us three hours.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have never seen such a wide variety of butterflies all in one place! What a great place to visit. And thanks for sharing.

Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photos. You should read Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. It is about the flight of the monarch butterfly and of course a great storyline.

THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier.

I like the second shot of the Empire State Building better too :)

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

rippleeffects said...

What a sensational collection of butterfly photos! All beautiful. You must have had a wonderful time in London.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I too love butterfly houses and gardens. That's why DH and I try to get the cruise that stops at Key West so we can visit the butterfly house there.
It was very cold when we visited in England July 2005. I didn't realize they had such cold summers.
Thanks for sharing.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

So beautiful! It's a shame they are such short-lived creatures.

I've been trying to encourage them to come to my yard by providing some of the plants they prefer but so far, not much luck.

grammajudyb said...

Wonderful photos as usual. I have never been to a butterfly house or exhibit. They have one in Denver, not that far from home. I need to make an effort to visit that one. Thanks for the beautiful butterflies.

Ginx Craft said...

What beautiful butterflies. You got some really good photographs.

Wrighty said...

So beautiful! I went to a butterfly garden in Florida once and it was very impressive. When you get used to what lives in your own area you forget what a huge variety there really is!

Peggy Ann said...

They are amazing! Nature is so wonderful.