Butterflies....beautiful creatures, don't you agree?

Butterfly - Butterfly
United States
November 15, 2006 7:32pm CST
I love butterflies. They are such beautiful, delicate creatures. We went to the Butterfly Conservatory while in Niagara Falls this past September and it was a breathtaking experience. If ever you go to Niagara Falls, I would highly recommend you visit this place. You will not be disappointed.
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Butterflies have always fascinated me and am thrilled when I come across one. I like your avatar for that reason Elusive, it speaks volumes:) When I was back home we had a beautiful garden and during Spring we often spotted a butterfly or two. It's been such a long time since I saw one here. I will keep your suggestion in mind when I go to Niagara Falls.
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@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I was going to respond to this with the link to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls. I have been there several times because we live so close. It is truly an amazing experience, and anyone who visits the Falls should consider an afternoon there. It is a Butterfly Museum- there are trails to follow in a greenhouse setting emulating a rain-forest, and the butterflies are free in the foliage. Here is the link to the site: http://www.niagaraparks.com/nature/butterfly.php I also have butterflies surrounded by flowers on my tattoo! They are amazing creatures.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I am reluctant to get a tattoo, but have been considering getting a small one on my right leg, just above my ankle bone. I so loved my time at the conservatory. What a peaceful, realaxing time it was. I didn't want to leave.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Thank you for providing the link. I forgot to do it when I posted the discussion. : )
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I've always thought butterflies were really cool. There are so many varieties and colors. They are fun to watch. And the fact that they grow from being a worm, go into hibernation and change into the butterfly, is just one of those amazing facts of God's universe! Niagara Falls is really far away from Texas, so don't imagine I'll be going there, but glad you had a great time. A butterfly conservatory...wow.
@weemam (13389)
20 Feb 07
yes I do as you can see by my avatar , we went to a butterfly farm once and they were all so beautiful , they were so delicate looking too , I just love them , xx
• United States
22 Feb 07
I get so much joy from watching them flutter about.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I love butterflies. I have been to Niagra Falls, but never saw them. I recently was sent some photo's from my sister on window pane butterflys. Talk about breath taking. They looked like those sun catchers, as their wings were transparent, with those lovely veins or lines that make the design on thier wings showing through. They are gorgeous. Have you seen them?
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I have never seen these. Now I am on a mission to check them out.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
Yes they are one of God's specials gifts that bring brightness to a bad day. I have bought jewelry, tops, nightwear, throws etc. etc. all of butterflies.
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@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
Oh I agree, they are beautiful. I remember trying to catch them when my sister and I were kids, lol. We never seemed to be able to catch anything other than moths though, but hey we thought they were beautiful too, lol
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@atrocious (209)
• Nepal
20 Feb 07
I agree that butterflies are really beautiful. Their colours are so beautiful that it is impossible for anyone to not like their beauty. I see people holding butterflies in their hands and touching them because they love the butterflies. That is cool but I prefer to admire their beauty without touching them and only by watching them.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I am the same way. Watching them flutter about is captivating. While at the conservatory I sat on a bench for nearly a half hour watching the butterflies fly here and there.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Elusive Butterfly of Love by Bob Lind is one of my favorite tunes.
@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
I've always loved the word Butterfly. I admire it's metamorphosis from a worm to a beautiful colourful creature with wings. The Butterfly Effect is a good theory. However, when I see butterflies in real..I'm deathly afraid of them. I generally do not like insects with wings as they tend to land on you. Butterflies, cockroaches, cicadas, HUGE moths with wingspan as big as the small of my back! *shudder* I much prefer worms, lizards and snakes.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
Yuck, I don't like snakes or lizards. Worms I can somewhat handle.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Butterflies - Flowers of the Skies
When I lived in California we would go to Pismo Beach in Feb. for Valentines and well that was the month the Monarchs were migrating and was an awesome experience. There was this pack that they would always go to and people studied them there as well. Was so cool. To see something that is so lovely. Orange and black clounds in the trees. Flowers of the skies
@MsTickle (24966)
• Australia
25 Feb 07
How beautiful it is to be sitting in a lush green garden with trees, shrubs and flowers around, the smell of jasmine, the sound of bees. I'm on a lounge in the sun and have a jumper on...it's sunny but cool. My dogs are under my lounge, snoozing and every now and again a butterfly (or a pair of 'em) comes flittering through the garden alighting on the leaves here and there saying "hello" "how ya goin" "just passing" "you look lovely" "mmmm delicious scent" as it goes from flower to shrub, up and down, here and there, forward and back. Stopping off to close their wings and open....close, resting, stretching...and off again. Sadly, it's been over 10 years since I've seen a butterfly. Not even so many moths these days. Maybe we are eradicating them with all the chemical sprays used on crops, and other vegetation.
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I love them too. Everytime I see one I can't take my eyes off it. I'd love to visit that place. It sounds truly wonderful. :)
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I like butterflies too they are truly beautiful. Weve been thinking about going to Niagare Falls this summer I will check it out if we go there.
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I love butterflies too. I am obsessed with them i think. If i run across a picture or a shirt with butterflies i want it. I even have a butterfly tattoo.
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
22 Feb 07
butterflies - butterflies at the butterfly house, davao city, philippines
i have gone to a very nice butterfly place just within the city. and i can't believe how beautiful the butterfly house is! i love butterflies. they are so cute and colorful and free to fly wherever they want to go.
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
22 Feb 07
I, too, love butterflies. I love to watch them flutter around. It is very relaxing. I try to plant flowers to attract them, but my dog will chase them away. I have not been to any conservatory, but we do have one not to far away. I have considered going, I really should, don't you think? I also have a tattoo on my shoulder of a butterfly about to land on a rose. The leaves also have my children's initials on them. They are hidden, but easy to see if I tell you they are there.
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
22 Feb 07
I, too, love butterflies. I love to watch them flutter around. It is relaxing. I try to plant flowers to attract them, but my dog will chase them away. I go to a creek in the summer and there are a lot of them there. I have a tattoo of a butterfly almost landing on a rose on my shoulder. The leaves have my kids initials hidden in the veins. It is easy to see them, but only if you know to look.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Butterfly Canopy - This is the Butterfly Canopy I got my mom for Christmas. She still has to send for the catapillars..it's so fun to watch them make a cacoon and then hatch out.
Oh I love butterflies, they are just so beautiful. I haven't been to niagra falls but I hope to get there this spring...I will definately go to the butterfly conservatory. I have been to one in Mass. and one in Florida. I always plant butterfly friendly flowers in my garden. I even got a butterfly house for christmas. I bought my mom a butterfly canopy. You send away for the catapillars and they make their cacoons and hatch into butterflies, then you set them free. We've done it once before and it was so fun. We had painted ladies, two of them.
• United States
20 Feb 07
Yes, I totally agree with you. I love butterflies! I didn't know about that Butterfly Conservatory. Now I gotta go look it up because I doubt very seriously I'll be visiting Niagara Falls anytime soon. It's pretty far away from Alabama! LoL!
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I love butterflies also. They are so pretty and beautiful. They look like little flying artworks. I really do get excited when I see them, when we were little, we used to chase them around, and trying to catch them as they went from flower to flower, and if we did, we would set them free. Good memories...
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