Friday, July 11, 2008

Painting with Butterflies

While we were away, we visited the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. The whole family was equally amazed at what we saw there. They had a lush conservatory filled with butterflies that you can't even imagine. Think about any color combination, and if you waited long enough, you could find it. The kids all stood still as statues so that the butterflies would land on them (and some did!). The butterflies are from all over the world.

There is an artist, and I believe founder of the conservatory, that gathers up all of their dead bodies (butterflies don't live that long) and mounts them in these beautiful arrangements. I could have stood there for hours taking them all in...everytime you thought you had seen them all, you'd see a new one.

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