Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monarch Butterflies

I made a second trip to the Monarch Butterfly display at the Desert Botanical Gardens. This is the fifth year that the garden has hosted the seasonal display with hundreds of Monarch Butterflies inside a pavilion especially designed for the exhibit. I went the first time about a week ago and it was still very hot weather so the butterflies weren’t very cooperative for a photo shoot. Over the weekend, the temperature dropped by 20 degrees making the afternoons perfect for being outside. The butterflies seemed to love the cooler weather too! They were a lot more active and very obliging to all the camera laden observers.

Desert Botanical Gardens is another Phoenix Point of Pride. I'm sure I'll be featuring other pictures from this wonderful place in the future.

Angie of Tempe Daily Photo has also been featuring some photos from the Monarch display. Check it out.





9 comments:

Petrea said...

A bouquet of butterflies! Lovely!

marcinko said...

If you can visit only one place in Phoenix, this should be it.

Pat said...

I went to it several years ago.

Mo said...

Very pretty

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Thats a nice picture!

Cheers

Rakesh
http://almostsunday.blogspot.com

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
Because "M" is the letter for this ABC Wednesday, this would have been a perfect post for that! ;-)

April said...

That looks wonderful, with so many of them in one place that they almost look like a wonderful flower.

Lisa Wilson said...

Just beautiful!

angie said...

great shot!