Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blooms & Butterflies

Where can you go to see a whole lotta green and all of the colors of the rainbow on St. Patrick's Day? The conservatory! Mia and I went down to see the annual butterfly exhibit yesterday - our first of several trips this year I'm sure. In addition to being a great place to take your kids, it truly is a photographer's paradise there. Mia's favorite thing to do there is to feed the fish. I tell you this girl could make a small $.25 handful of fish food last forever. And when you give her $1, well... we're feeding fish for hours. (OK, a little exaggeration.)

My happy fish-feeding girl...

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Mia cracks me up. She saw this picture and said, "Ooooooooh, they're kissing, Mommy." :)

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And some blooms & butterflies...

BTW, these butterflies really let you get up close and personal. I only used my 50mm; not my zoom!

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Oh, and by the way, Leila was one of 4 or 5 kids in her class who caught a Leprechaun. Unfortunately, the little guy escaped before morning, but he left some gold (chocolate) coins inside her trap. He left a trail of smaller chocolate coins for all the kids in her class, so everyone was happy. It was all in the eyes, I just know it! ;) LOL

p.s. I know I have shared my love of Oscrap's Paint the Moon "Boxed In" set by Annie Manning before, but I just had to give a little credit to the frames in the layouts above. I just love these little irregular-shaped bronze/chocolate colored frames.

19 comments:

Steffie B. said...

Michelle.....these pictures are fantastic.....what bright, vibrant colors.....just beautiful!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh my gosh... the Tongginator is SO, SO jealous!!!!! Glad y'all had fun. We at least enjoyed the photos.

Gail said...

Stunning pictures Michelle, so colorful! Your 50 mm lens did an awesome job on those butterflies. I can tell you both had lots of fun!

Missy said...

Beautiful pictures. Love, love, love the colors in this pic. I adore spring and seeing all of the flora in pics. Nature at its finest!

Norah said...

The pictures are so vibrant and fun...and I LOVE the kissing fish :)

Dawn said...

Those are GORGEOUS!! The colors really POP! Love the new header also!!

Amie@WildOlive said...

What a special day for the you guys! Glad you had fun! And WOW! These photos are FABULOUS! WOW! WOW!WOW!

hugs~
Amie

Stacy said...

Such great pictures Michelle! I need to head down there, what a beautiful place!

LaLa said...

These are beautiful pics....

Glad she almost caught him : )

Jen said...

Michelle, your photos are BEAUTIFUL!!! The color in them is amazing. Makes my heart long for Summer even more!! Mia is sure growing up fast!!!

Stacy said...

Beautiful photography Michelle! We go every year but my photos never look like that! Ha! Looking forward to next week:)

mommy24treasures said...

so pretty! .love the clarity Love them all looks like a really fun day.

Ivy said...

Michelle,
These are beautiful photos! It's funny, I just got a 50mm lens and I'm having trouble getting used to it! I am sooooooo used to zooming. However the clarity is awesome.
You'll have to read my latest post, kind of on the line with your butterfly theme here:)) Be prepared to laugh, really hard!

Ivy

my3 kids said...

What beautiful pictures...your little Mia is so pretty. I really enjoyed your blog:)

Janice

Joe and Jane said...

That photo of the fish kissing is just incredible. Are those glass floaters by Dale Chihuly? I can't tell. I love this stuff. Beautiful shots.

Kristen said...

beautiful colors!!

Felicia said...

These photos are absolutely breathtaking. The colors pop and are so vibrant. Your pics get better all the time.

delucchi family said...

Wow your colours are amazing!!
Do you photoshop your photos?
I LOVE the butterfly pics, stunning!!
Love Jules
xxx

Becki party of 5 said...

Oh my goodness, these pictures are absolutely AMAZING!! Can I hire you as a tutor?! :)