Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  While there are 12,00 to 15,000 species of butterflies to admire, I remain partial to the Monarch butterfly.  One of these days, I need to do some of the things on my bucket list, like participating in […]

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  As much as I love butterflies, there was no way I was going to miss this chance to interact with the delicate, winged beauties. Butterfly Photo #1.  I think this might be a Blue Morpho with […]

Nothing says “Kansas” to me as much as a gorgeous sunflower in late summer… On Today’s Date in the Past: Paris: Le Chalet des Iles One Thing, Three Ways:  L’Arc de Triomphe

…when you fit all the way in. On Today’s Date in the Past: Sofia and Canyon Sea Salt

I love the delicate, spotted bell-shaped flowers of foxglove.  In Wales they are said to be a favorite hide out for fairies, a magical concept that sounds perfect to me! This foxglove photo was taken in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. On Today’s Date in the Past: Old Barn West of Billings One Thing, Three […]

There are apparently more than 25,000 documented species of orchids.  These pink orchids seem to be one of the more common types of orchids… …but this dracula orchid was a new one for me. In other news, apparently the vanilla plant is a type of orchid. On Today’s Date in the Past: Old Barn West […]