and admired the beautiful wood on the manzanita.
awwww don't you just love it!
We forgot that the butterfly pavilion was there and open until we saw the sign.
That's where we met her.....
This is the most flitty of them all, the California Dog Face butterfly, our State insect.....it will never rest with it's wings open in order to see the matched dog silhouettes on the inside of each wing.
I can never get over how the monarch chrysalis looks like enameled jewelry, so pretty with it's band of gold not to mention the contents inside the locket.
The fairest of them all, the beautiful buckeye.......there was only one and it wanted to cling to the netting, not the most artistic shot but nice to know these guys and gals only have another week before they are released out into the garden where they'll face fates much more treacherous than a cute girl with a soft voice and flower in her hand.
My girlfriend already knew she wanted more sycamores, we both knew that. Still a good excuse for research, who could pass that up, not me.
Happy weekend all, I hope you have some fun too, love Ro