Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Butterflies! Stage 3

We released our Painted Lady Butterflies into our backyard today. It was so great! Last year, when we did this project, our butterflies were released in the afternoon. They went straight out of the butterfly house and up to the sun, never to be seen again. It was very anticlimactic for Cyan and I who had been caring for the five little buggers for 3 weeks. A friend gave us a tip, saying to release them on a cool morning, so they would be a bit sluggish and we would get some wonderful pictures... boy was she right!

I am not sure why I love this picture so much. But for some reason, the jeans pockets and the Purple Lilac and butterfly... well they just look great together. It may not make sense to anyone else, but this is probably my favorite out of the bunch.

Cyan wanted to smell the lilac the butterfly was on (it is one of the only ones she can reach... we have more of a lilac tree than a bush. lol...) I couldn't resist taking a picture. :)

One of them is still sitting right where it landed after it came out of the butterfly house. This is about 4 hours later folks! For a complete slide show: See here!

3 comments:

Kimberlee said...

Those are amazing! I love the one of your daughter smelling the flowers with the butterfly on it. That is incredible. I like your lilac's too.

Sarah said...

gorgeous pictures! I would love to do this project with my kids sometime. Did you order the butterfly's on-line somewhere?

Val said...

I got the refill from insect lore:

http://www.insectlore.com/

They have all sorts of bug stuffs that are wonderful! My kids love the bug bingo (but you pay for the whole classroom game pack... lol...) and we have gotten the butterflies twice now. They worked both times, and it has been a great experience.

Take care...

Val