Monday, November 26, 2012

Dunedin butterfly house

We had another visit to Dunedin last week.  I had to have another scan with dye to see if the chemo is working...and it that was a huge relief!

as Lewis Carrol wrote in Alice in Wonderland...."Once you get over the fear, then it's a cinch" - she said-
And then she leapt into a mountainous and unexplored region of her heart.

(not quite a cinch...but getting there!)

To fill in time waiting on results we thought we would go to the Butterfly House at the Dunedin Museum, something to distract the mind and lighten the heart and it did....

 they have created a little tropical eco climate, there are aerial walkways with 3 levels so you get to walk amongst the butterflies.  It was very hot and humid.

butterfly feeding station.

This photo is a little blurry but I love the markings on the underside of the wings, I think it is an Owl butterfly from Central South America.

Asian Swallow tails


iridescent turquoise...beautiful!

There was a carved rock..another blurry photo!

Exotic plants

Fish in the pool at the foot of the waterfall


At ground level there was a glass fronted hatchery full of chrysalises, some of them very intricately decorated, however couldn't take a photo because of the reflection from the glass.
Here are some pics from the brochure...

There were quite a few of these beauties fluttering by but proved very elusive and camera shy, they were gorgeous and knowing my penchant for blue they were my favourites!.

"In every walk with nature,
one receives far more than he seeks!"

John Muir(1838-1914)

Have a good week hope it flutters by full of happy days.....x


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