Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Butterflies Aren't Free. They Cost $3.50.

DBG Butterfly House 8


The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is a special place.  I think of the lush Missouri Botanical Garden back home. This one shows you how beautiful plant life can be on a trickle of water. The big draw was the Chihuly glass exhibition. (Our garden had one two or three years ago. Everybody in the U.S. had had one, probably. Dale is making out like a bandit.) But there is something else worth going through on your way onto the grounds.

The DBG has a butterfly house. Not so unusual but always a pleasure. We got into the DBG gratis because most major American gardens have reciprocal admission privileges for members. But the butterflies aren’t free, if anyone is old enough to remember that movie. We had to pay $3.50 each extra, and no senior discount (harrump). It was worth it.

DBG Butterfly House 7

DBG Butterfly House 4

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

A small price to pay considering how beautiful an experience this is.

s.c said...

Real beautiful macro's .

Bibi said...

Certainly worth another three bucks. I saw the Chihuly exhibit in Seattle last year...got in for a senior discount, though they had said it was only for local seniors (?)

Luis Gomez said...

This is beautiful!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Desert Botanical Gardens publicizes which plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and we have planted them in our yard.

William Kendall said...

Lovely captures, Bob. I know milkweed draws in monarchs.

glenda said...

These are great shots!

Jack said...

$3.50? C'mon, Bob, spring for the big bucks.

Nice butterfly photos. I was at a butterfly place in Naples about a month ago and enjoyed it greatly.

Stefan Jansson said...

Love the first photo.