Do you recognize this which appeared shortly after I arrived in the sewing studio this morning? I was across the room and it sounded like cracking ice. I looked up to see this large window splinter. It is double paned and only the outer one broke. I will place a call to the insurance company in the morning. I have no idea what it was all about as I wasn’t even near it, now were any of my animals,
I had about enough time to finish the quilt on the machine, but the machine didn’t want to work – which is why I didn’t finish it earlier. So we took the machine to the “hospital” on the way to Seattle to celebrate our son’s birthday.
First stop was Panera’s Bread which we all enjoyed, then off to the Butterfly gardens at the science center.
Before entering the gardens, there is a display of a few insects and these wonderful dioramas of what people might enjoy eating,
And then with proper instructions on how to behave inside the gardens, we were allowed to enter.
The first thing we learned was that if you want to keep track of your group, dress them alike
The Science Center has permits only to import cocoons. So a hatching box is necessary.
This child wanted to have her photo taken when the butterfly landed near her.
The entrance as well as the entire garden is very tropical and beautiful. I should remember to visit in the middle of winter as it would be so cheery.
Signs abounded with information about the butterflies and the plants. Interestingly, we noted that often times the butterflies were attracted to flowers much like them in coloring. I hadn’t thought about that before, but it does make good sense.
This species won first prize in my book. It looks like an eye on the outside, but on the inside – gorgeous blue.
And here are a few of the others unidentified and in no order
And of course one can’t have a birthday without a clown!
These are coffee beans growing here and obviously being admired
Did you know the cocoa tree sprouts flowers from it’s trunk
We were checked for hitch hikers before being allowed out into this room. I can’t wait until August to take the grandsons.