Monday, April 5, 2010


We had such a good time last week while our younger daughter was visiting. We hadn't seen her in far too long.
One of the things that she most wanted to do while she was here was visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center, so we did that last Wednesday.
It is such a beautiful place, and we hit it at just the right time - no hoardes of school children! It was not crowded at all and the weather was good.

There were butterflies of all kinds everywhere, and you see - they will actually come and land right on you. This one stuck with Mr. Cutie Pie for quite a while!
Charro, the male green iguana, but he doesn't look very green, does he? We're guessing it was the heat lamps in his cage that changed his coloring.
There are drawers and drawers of mounted specimens inside and lots of information about all kinds of insects - some (like the giant roaches) that you don't really want to know about!
Also inside were displays of products using insects (and worms!) These items were not for sale, but there was a vending machine with insect edibles. (No, we did not partake of those. I know - no sense of adventure there. Sorry.)
Our little girl had one of these little wallets I made for her several years ago. She is an Elvis fan and loved that other wallet to death. She had to bring it and show me the tatters it had become. So I looked around and found more of the same material and made her a couple this time. She was happy.
And here's a glorious look at one of the azaleas in the front yard last week. They're starting to lose their blooms now, but they surely were pretty while they lasted.
Hope your week is starting off gloriously! He is risen indeed!!!
Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Those butterflies are beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful visit. And I can't believe your azaleas are almost done -- ours are just starting to bud LOL!

Susan said...

It is nice to go to places like this when the kids visit, isn't it? That's how we saw the Grand Canyon in snow! The butterflies are so lovely and friendly. I think it would be very relaxing to sit and watch them flutter about.