Butterfly, Butterfly, Fly Away

I had the pleasure of a Tuesday afternoon date with my husband, Victor, at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio last week. The annual Butterfly Show was taking place and I was able to grab a few snapshots; some of which I'm very proud of. I thought I'd share as you bear with me while I prepare for a big ol' update to Simplicity Embellished.

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The white and black guy sports a torn wing and a crinkle in a lower span as well, but isn't he lovely?

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The one below is my favorite. This little one was just sitting on the banister (it is sadly possible that he was nearing the end of his life) and I was able to get in very close. I feel like he's thinking of something in this photo. I feel like there's a lot more going on under those wings than above, and I feel like I'm seeing some intimate moment that I'm not supposed to.

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I can't help but think when I look at these butterflies, that without the wings, I would be terrified. If a bug that large came at me, well, it would not result in me leaning in for a closer shot.

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The orange fellow below was a delight. I felt like we were making eye contact.

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This is a dreamy shot too. You can see the fur, the spines on the leg and the twitch of the antenna. If you look close, you'll see he's got what looks like a little pig nose.

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This reminds me of some very nice paper I own. Look at those wings. If I didn't see that it was a butterfly, I would assume that it was some beautiful card stock worked into a beautiful, flowing stack.

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Where else do you see orange like that other than on a jack-o-lantern or tiger lily? Not too often, I suppose. Orange is lovely.

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