Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thursday, already!?...

How did it get to be Thursday already?? This week has flown by. I was going to do a Wordless Wednesday post but then I realized it WAS Wednesday so I have to share these for Thursday with words.

This was originally a yellow daisy but I did a couple actions and made it black & white. Maggie said she will be wanting some B & W daisy pictures for her bathroom when she decides to repaint it. So I'm practicing. This is some carnation petals from the memorial flowers we had. They've all expired now so I'm out of subjects again!

Yesterday we went to the zoo with my mom and sister. Around the welcome center and conservatory are water gardens and there were beautiful lilies and lily pads in them.

This is a lotus. I'd never seen one before. They are quite large and the center thing is really interesting.
We wandered around and saw a few animals. Owen is fascinated by giraffes right now. I had no idea how long their tongues were! There was one licking the paint off of a big pole!
Our main reason for the trip to the zoo was to see the butterflies. They have an exhibit going on right now with all different kinds. Here are few of the pictures I took of them.




I would have liked to have gotten closer to some of them but I didn't want to climb around too much and most of them didn't stay still for too long! They were really fun just to watch flying all around. They were in a big tent sort of structure and once inside Owen kept saying "door, door, door". I don't think he liked being able to see out but not being able to get out!

This week I've not felt all that well. I've been really tired. Exhausted tired. Even though I've gotten enough sleep. Perhaps I'm not eating right or getting enough water or maybe it's the heat and humidity. I'm just not feeling up to par. I've made an appointment with the doctor but that's not until next Friday. Maybe I just need to catch up on some more sleep.


11 comments:

<---That's me, Pete!! said...

these are really nice photos. ok & the giraffe is really funny!

jill said...

Beautiful photos. The BW daisy is my favorite.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

love the lotus pic and the butterflies.

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A Wonderful World said...

Beautiful photos! I especially love the carnation. And your butterflies are great! They are fast little buggers, aren't they? I hope you get to feeling better.

Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous photos! The lotus is so cool. I've never seen one in person. The do have really neat centers. tfs! And hope you are feeling better!

Charleen said...

beautiful images! lovin' the butterflies.

toners said...

Heather, these are beautiful! The butterfly ones are my favorites :)

Janet said...

Gosh, your pictures are really amazing! I love both the flowers and the butterflies. I have been to butterfly gardens and just love seeing all the diff. kinds of butterflies!

Hope you start feeling better soon! Lack of sleep will do that to a person. Maybe the weekend will help.

Darcey said...

Beautiful photos as always;)

Linda G In KC said...

Just wanted to say I really like your pictures. I enjoyed going to that zoo and the conservatory when my daughter lived in Eagan

Noelia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous butterfly pictures!