Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Butterflies at Brookside

My trip last week to Brookside Gardens included a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory.

Here's our bus off loading.


Our first garden sighting.


Then on to the butterflies.
Immediately upon entering one landed on my sleeve.



Scattered throughout were these trays of rotting bananas.







The two butterflies above had interesting "eyes" on their wings - a deterrent for predators.  Inside the wings were blue. I chased these around to try to get the inside shot.  Then gave up for a time and enjoyed the other varieties.





 Friend Sue had one land on her hat.





















Back to chasing the elusive butterfly that wouldn't show the inside of its wings.  Below you get a hint of the blue.


But I was patient and it opened to show me.


Worth the wait.










Such fascinating delicate creatures.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

More iPhone Photos

Here's an assortment of closeups of flowers at Brookside Gardens - another trip courtesy of Vantage House.

Which is your favorite?
















Monday, June 17, 2019

Last Day at Storytime

My granddaughter in Greenbelt is moving next week to Buffalo, NY.

This Thursday will be my last day to take her to story time at the Greenbelt library.

Here she is walking to the library with me at the end of May.


I did have the stroller along, too but she enjoys walking.

I sure will miss these outings and my weekly time with her.

She will be 2 in mid-July.