Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Butterfly by susanvg
Butterfly, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Photos: April 2, 2013

Every year the Botanical Gardens has a butterfly exhibit: Butterflies Go Free. What a treat when the outdoor scene is devoid of bright colours and when the wind makes walking outside bitter. I enjoyed my brief stop in the tropics - even if it was artificial.

On Spindly Legs

The butterflies fluttered by. Landing on their spindly legs they enjoyed the warmth.


Some rested with their lacy wings outstretched, while others closed their wings and hid their brilliant colours.


The Monarch is common in Quebec in summer. Their astonishing migration is a concern for all as their winter area has been threatened by logging. I would hate to think that the yearly exhibit will become the only place to see them.

More butterflies to come.


  1. Saw your pretty Botanical flowers on Flickr - love the butterflies, too! We do need to cherish them for their beauty as well as their ecological functions. :)

  2. Well, I've enjoyed the bright colors of the "visiting" butterflies. We don't get many varieties at altitude - occasionally a Monarch will flutter through my yard. Last night we got 7" of snow. I skied today. No butterflies!