On our drive to Powell Gardens this past weekend, we looked up into dark clouds and were a bit concerned. The chances for rain were pretty low when I purchased the non-refundable tickets, but Missouri weathermen can never be trusted.
I am not that girl who will stroll around in the rain while her mascara takes a hike! Fortunately, once we arrived it was only sprinkling. Still, I ducked my head while running into the conservatory for the butterfly exhibit! That’s when in awe, I looked up to a colorful blur of wings in the tropical conservatory display and native butterfly habitat! I shared a few pics on Twitter of #Powell Gardens
Soft grey sky
and bright butterflies –
Merril’s prompt for Haibun Monday at d’Verse is Looking Up. Join us!
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Thanks! I haven’t written a Haibun in a while, so this was fun! ❣️
My pleasure hon ❤️
Beautiful, Tricia! Thank you for sharing.
When our kids were little, we (more often my husband) used to take them to the Natural History museum in Philadelphia. One of their favorite things was the butterfly area.
Yes, it’s so much fun for kids and adults alike! Thanks for hosting, Merril! 💞🦋💞
You’re very welcome, Tricia! 😊
Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience in words and photos. I’ve always wanted to see those giant lily pads up close.
I entered a photo into their contest this month as well, fingers crossed I’ll win! 🤞
::fingers crossed:: for you!
beautiful post — your photos definitely deserve to win! 🙂
Thanks so much, I think it’s hard to take a bad photo there! 😆
Looks like a serene spot, Tricia. Your post reminded me of a destination in Scottsdale called Butterfly Wonderland. It is like stepping into a tropical rainforest. 🦋
It has the best vibe! I just added the photo to a contest with Powell Gardens, check it out and vote! https://twitter.com/triciasankey/status/1554261566895407104
Love this and the pics! Butterfly museums are the best and I would walk through rain to get there!
It is worth getting a little wet, haha! 💞🦋💞
Beautiful photos of the place too. Captivating butterflies!!!!
Thanks, Grace, I’m a sucker for a pretty butterfly! 🦋💓
So well written, and the adventure sounds beautifully wonderful! Love the photos too my friend. Great post Tricia. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed; it was a fun weekend in nature! 💞🦋💞
This is a beautiful Haibun, Tricia. I love how you find beauty in both the butterflies and the dark sky. Glad you didn’t get rained out.
Thanks, Dwight! It was actually great walking weather for July! 💞🦋💞
Probably not so crazy hot as it has been all summer long!
Yes, now we’re back in the nineties again, bummer!
A beautiful place to visit and butterflies never disappoint, do they? You had one of those magical moments when you looked up Tricia. What a delightful surprise ☺️💕
Thanks, Christine! They are having a butterfly festival there now, so plenty of butterflies to entertain in the conservatory!! 💞🦋💞
Wonderful 🦋 They re so special and I’ve always felt lucky when i have had one so close to me 💕
Yes, same! ❣️
Thanks, Carol!! 💞🦋💞
It’s always best not to judge a cloudy day. Your haibun illustrates that brilliantly. I visited my first butterfly atrium this month. Magical, indeed. 💜🦋😃
Yes, it was a great time, soo magical! ✨🌸🦋🌸✨
The haibun is beautiful and I loved the pictures too.
Thanks for reading, Nitin! 🌸🦋🌼
What a captivating scene you wrought by your words. Fantastic haibun
Thanks for dropping bybto read mine Tricia
Thanks so much, Gillena! ✨🌸🦋🌸✨
Wow! Beautiful!! 🦋
Thanks so much, Nancy! 💖
I’d give anything for a bit of a dull day with lots of rain 🙂 Glad you got the butterflies!
Thanks, Jane! ❣️ Sending some rainy thoughts your way, it seems everyone has too much or not enough these days! 🌧️
We’re going to have to get used to it, I think 🙂
Fear you are right! 😞
Beautiful! Pictures are lovely too!
Thanks for stopping by, Jay, glad you enjoyed! 💖
The dynamic that you observed was stark. I thought of the scene in the Wizard of Oz where the film jumped from black and white to full color.
Yes, I love that, Susan! Thanks for your thoughtful comment! 💞🦋💞
You’re most welcome.
A fascinating place to visit! Beautiful butterflies and amazing pics!!
It’s a great escape, thanks for reading! ✨💗🦋💗✨
You’re welcome 😊
My fav. Beautiful! 💖🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋💖
I’m slightly scared of butterflies but still find them beautiful to look at…so long as they don’t land on me 😅 🦋 💖
One flew into my face in the conservatory but it’s survivable and adds to the excitement of the exhibit! 😆🦋💕