As if the breathtaking, natural beauty of Powell Gardens wasn’t already enough, this summer included an exhibit that incorporated Lego scenes into the park Dale Chihuly-style.  Artist Sean Kenney used more than 300,000 Lego bricks to create 27 sculptures in 14 scenes set around the gardens. My favorite exhibit was probably the Mallard Duck and Ducklings […]

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, like this Monarch caterpillar. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Auberge Ravoux Giverny:  Flowers Giverny:  Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens Wordless Wednesday:  Down

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.

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 […]

While it is important to be very gentle, it’s a myth that touching a butterfly will inhibit its ability to fly or otherwise cause it harm.  In fact, you might remember this post from the Monarch tagging exercise at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.  Here are three photos of a Blue Morpho landing.  What do you […]

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. ~ Vincent van Gogh The blue that is visible when an otherwise brownish Blue Morpho spreads its wings is amazing!  Here are three photos from the Blue Morpho exhibit at the Powell Gardens in March.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Blue Morpho […]