Thursday, March 26, 2009

Butterflies in Boston

On Friday, March 13th, I experienced the beauty of butterflies in the city of Boston, even though it was a chilly late-winter day. I, however, was feeling the heat and humidity of summer because it was so warm, sunny, and tropical-like where I was. And where was I, you may ask? In a beautiful new butterfly garden at the Museum of Science in Boston, where Peter and I took John that day. (That museum is probably the best I've ever been to! It's a must-visit, with or without kids.)

Butterflies are such lovely little creatures. I enjoyed seeing them flit peacefully around, seemingly in their own little world. It's therapeutic to sit and watch them--I wish I could get some "butterfly therapy" every day! Soon after we walked in, one landed right on the back my head, but it flew away just as Peter took a picture of it, leaving an exciting photo of just my head:


While we were there, two more landed on me and one landed on John but they took off pretty quickly. The butterflies were gorgeous!





The scenery and the view outside of the Charles River and Boston skyline were nice too...


John and I, with the Charles River behind us

Tropical environments are my heaven!

Can you spy the butterflies? (It's easier if you click on the picture to magnify it. Unless of course you have superhero eyesight, which some of you very well might have.)


There was a big full-length mirror near the exit to check yourself over for butterflies before leaving. There we are!


We finally got a picture of a butterfly on one of us just before we left. This huge owl butterfly landed on Peter's butt and wouldn't budge for like two minutes. It was so funny!

14 comments:

dougandcheryl said...

That looks like a fun place! I love butterflies.

Kristina P. said...

What a cool place!

Glad to hear from you again!

Kerri said...

We have a place liek that at the Hogle zoo her in Utah and I love it! Hey, is that a little tiny baby bump I see in your picture? Good for you for putting pics of yourself on!

rachel said...

That place looks incredible. My daughter LOVES butterflies right now. I'm glad you are doing well. I somehow missed your last post. So exciting about your sis :)

Me said...

Butterflies truly are amazing little creatures! What a fun way to spend the day. I need to get me some butterfly therapy.

Donna said...

Yep, that's a baby bump alright! That was one of the last times I wore my regular jeans. They were getting too tight around my waist so I was wearing them unbuttoned most of the day there. I'm wearing maternity jeans today...much better!

Elizabeth said...

What an exciting time in your life!
Must give you butterlies!
Hope you get to London some day....

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That's so cool! I must go to that museum as soon as possible. Want to join the Children's Museum here first. Must find time to do that!

Hey, have you been to that butterfly place up in Deerfield? It's right by Yankee Candle.

Donna said...

Yes, we've been up to the one in Deerfield. I think it's called "Magic Wings." It's a great place!

Yaya said...

Awesome! Love the orange ones!

We have a new butterfly exhibit here. It's nice but it's kind of still too new to have butterflies everywhere yet.

Laura said...

How beautiful, serene, breathtaking, and peaceful. I would LOVE to go there. How incredible. Thanks for sharing the pictures, it is nice to tag along!!!

Sarah Laurence said...

Love the butterflies! You bring back fond memories of going to a similar exhibit with my kids when they were little. I see more than butterflies in these photos. You are just starting to show – how exciting! You look so happy.

A New England Life said...

Hi Donna!

I didn't know the MOS had a Butterfly garden! It's been a few years since we've been there though. We wanted to go down for the 'bodies' exhibit but never made it.

What fun you all must have had spending some time in the tropics. Something all of us could use after our long winter : )

Karolynn said...

Amazing place! I love that it wouldn't leave his butt! We have one at our local zoo, but it is not even close to being that nice. You are looking great!