Thursday, October 25, 2007

Butterfly Magic

I'm spending a couple days with Mom & one of my brothers. I didn't bring my camera this time (and I missed out on getting gorgeous shots of the moon rise).
Some years Monarch butterflies come here in droves during their fall migration. I've been thinking about them this week. One artist I enjoyed meeting on the artist studio tour designs jewelry using butterfly wings. She gets the wings from conservatories who collect them from naturally deceased butterflies. In addition to Monarchs, she used wings from Blue Morphs. One side of their wings is the most astounding irridescent blue. The other side is shades of brown with a coral red "eye". On this computer there happens to be copies of some digital play I did with pictures of a Blue Morph. That's what today's pictures are.


Stephanie & Chris Haussler said...

My daughter hatches out butterflies from the cocoons she collects from our yard, this year it was probably 15 that hatched. I am always amazed at the types that are just in our yard in Nebraska!

Regina Gansen Rooks said...

If you are ever in Ames, Iowa, be sure to check out Reiman Gardens where a very nice butterfly conservatory is located.
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