This week my friend Drew and I decided to explore the Butterflies! exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. It was such a respite from city life to interact with live butterflies in a tropical habitat!
|A Clipper butterfly at rest on the foliage.|
|Looks like he is wearing a single striped sock.|
|A fine day to you too!|
|A popular drinking spot.|
|So lovely, like a delicate fan.|
|Pardon me, but I could use a lift.|
|Quite a fanciful hitchhiker!|
|The owl butterfly.|
|This butterfly did not abandon his post.|
|My new friend, and lace enthusiast, the owl butterfly.|
We were so amazed how sociable the owl butterfly was! Drew held the parasol* for me as the owl butterfly modeled. Our new companion remained in position even as I opened my sun umbrella and set it on the floor!
I hope you enjoyed sharing the delights of the day!
Happy painting, ladies!
*It is important to note when Drew was holding the battenburg lace parasol, we referred to it as the Power-sol to make the experience more manly. I am sure you can sense the omnipresent testosterone exuding from this post. Grrr!