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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Butterflies!

Every fall beautiful Monarch butterflies make their way through San Angelo on their way to Mexico. Some years there are a lot and some years not so many. This year is a good year. John Curtis and I met our friends, Connor and Shelby (and their mommies and babies) at the lily ponds today to see if we could spot some. We weren't disappointed. They were so beautiful flying everywhere over our heads and hanging from trees by the hundreds. While the mommies were in awe, the little ones enjoyed chasing each other and sword fighting with sticks. The pictures don't do the butterflies justice and it was hard to get them with the kids as most of them were flying over our heads.

It's hard to see them, but the tree behind us is covered in butterflies.

3 comments:

Julie said...

That is so cool! Emma would LOVE that. She loves Fancy Nancy's Bonjour Butterfly. We went to the Butterfly House here on Sat. with my parents, and it was so neat! I will post pics later. Love ya!!!

Grammy said...

What is it with little boys and sticks? They just seem to be born knowing what to do with one. When you go to the library next time, "rent" (as my kids say) the book Hurry and the Monarch. It is about a butterfly's journey to Mexico.

Kristie said...

I'm glad you posted this. I needed the reminder so we can look at the butterflies too. That's so cool.