Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Butterflies

It's been a long time since we paid a visit to Mariposario de Benalmádena (Benalmádena's Butterfly Park) just 10 minutes away by car (I guess it helps to have a car), so for Judy's last day in Spain yesterday (she'll be back in several months), we drove over and then went to lunch in Benalmádena Pueblo (the old village another 10 minutes away). I'll share more of the park and pictures from our exceptional lunch. Today, it's just butterflies. (Click the images to see the flying flowers.)

ONE BUTTERFLY, CONSTANT MOTION.

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow, and beyond.
                                              — Irish blessing

TWO (GOING AT IT).


AGING BUTTERFLY HELD BY MARINA, THE CHARMING DOCENT.
CAMOUFLAGE.
THE WATERING HOLE.
TINY AND BRILLIANT AND ALWAYS AFLUTTER.





14 comments:

  1. wow butterflies symbols of our sring

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    1. Gosia:
      My favorite aunt loved butterflies. They make me smile remembering her.

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  2. Lovely, Mitchell. Butterflies aren't know for posing well, but you got some great shots. I bet that was a great way to spend the morning.

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    1. Wilma:
      We didn't want to let Judy's last day in Spain (this round) pass without doing something special. Jerry and I still don't have energy for a full day of exploring, so this was perfect.

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    1. Jim:
      This place makes me so happy. And the staff is wonderful, too. AND, the entrance fee is good all day, leaving and returning as many times as you like.

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  4. Gorgeous pictures. Butterflies always make me happy.

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    1. Stephen:
      They do the same for me. My favorite aunt loved butterflies (had butterfly jewelry, fabrics, whatever she could find). So, added to the joy they've always brought me are the sweet memories of Aunt Lilly!

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  5. Must send Doug T here for an inspection.

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    1. Spo:
      It is truly uplifting. And across the road is a gorgeous Buddhist temple and spectacular views of the Mediterranean from high up on the mountainside.

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  6. Gorgeous, just what I needed to see on this dreary, cold morning. Thanks!

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    1. Cat Lover:
      Grateful for your visit and glad it made your day a bit better!

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