Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cox Arboretum Butterfly House.....

Noah and I had an appointment in Dayton yesterday so I decided since we were so close and the day was gorgeous to head down to Cox Arboretum......and check out the butterfly house. I guess everybody had the same idea....for the place was crowded (the park areas were --NOT the butterfly house) and we had to park in the overflow section!

BUT....the butterfly house was spectacular and FREE.....I did expect to see more butterflies than I did.....don't you always? BUT since this was the only place I have really seen more than 1 butterfly this summer at a time......I enjoyed it. The more you looked the more you saw and I was able to still capture some good shots even though the sun was so bright it was hard to see what I was aiming at let alone trying to snap...and sometimes there were shadows to fool around with....or the colors seemed a bit faded....but....here are some of the shots......enjoy! ( I have MANY more and will be sharing more)

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I will post more tomorrow!

5 comments:

Paz said...

Ohhh! Ahhh! Stunning photos of the butterflies. I've never been a place like that before-- a butterfly house.

Paz

Melissa said...

Beautiful photos Melinda, the butterflies are gorgeous!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

WOW, now that looks like a place your Dad and I need to visit.

Melinda said...

yes I think you would both enjoy it....there plenty of places to sit as you walk along too......even back by the butterfly house. It is very nice there....HUGE place!

Tomate Farcie said...

Great shots!!! (With a point-and shoot camera, too!!) Well done!!!