Friday, October 16, 2009

PSF - It's so hard to say goodbye...


The butterfly garden at our nearby botanical gardens is officially CLOSED from now until spring. Total bummer. Since moving here this past June, the kids and I went to the gardens almost every week and always paid the butterflies a lengthy visit.
Even on those days when I was missing my family so much that it hurt, seeing those vibrant butterflies flitting around and the smiles on my kiddos' faces, especially if one landed on them, somehow made me feel at home.

Now that fall is in full swing, the Scarecrow Trail has become the garden's main attraction, but somehow...

...it's just not quite the same.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Carissa

14 comments:

Emmy said...

That would be a fun place to go! And you are right, the scarecrow definitely doesn't have quite the same charm :)
Stopping by from Photo Sharing Friday.

Heidi said...

That is sad! But those are some great shots you got of the butterflies!
I'm sorry that you are missing your family, but I am really glad that you have found a little place in the world that makes you happy.
I have to ask, is the scarecrow garden fun, or is it just creepy? I couldn't quite decide by the face your daughter is pulling.
Hope you're having a great day!
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Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh wow. that is pretty. we don't have anything like that around here. You are completely lucky. I hope you have fun in the Fall too!

Lisa said...

Ok, I thought I was imagining things. I said to myself, "That's not a scarecrow, it's a chicken." Then when I clicked on the picture to view larger, I saw I was only half right. It's a scare-chicken!!

Hope fall turns out to be beautiful for you, as well.

L.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i agree...it's hard to see the butterflies go. the pics of your kiddos are great! what a fun time!

Cecily R said...

Oh, I wish there was something like that around here...my girls (and really, Isaac would like it too, just not as openly) would LOVE it!!!

Cecily R said...

Oh, AND. LOVE the colors in your shots...so vibrant and happy.

Momisodes said...

Butterfly gardens are so beautiful. I can see why you're so sad to see it go.

Emily said...

We live so close to the Botanical Gardens here and have never been. You've inspired me...we'll have to check it ours out!

kaye said...

being away from home is hard, but it's good you've found some fun things around and a way to make memories with your kids. That is a strange looking scarecrow. Is it a chicken? If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Yes, it is indeed a chicken. When the kids first saw the crazy looking thing, they freaked out! Then a little while later, Abby declared that she wasn't afraid anymore so I took her picture next to it just to be funny. Noah, however, wouldn't go near it.

Robins Fam said...

What a fun place to go! Something to look forward to next Spring!

Carolyn Ford said...

There is always next spring to look forward to. I would love to have a butterfly garden near me...I have been in the one at Epcot in Florida, though. That was amazing! All will be well...

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

yeah just not quite the same appeal with a non-active display!