|Butterfly Conservatory Bench|
As I strolled throughout the garden walkways, I was drawn back to the perfect look of the benches. The fluttering butterflies were fascinating to watch as they settled on the foliage. There were colorful fish in the waters of the pond. Birds flew up into the trees; colorful little tropical birds (I don't know their names) perched inside pots hanging on one wall or settled on the foliage there.
Late afternoon, the area was crowded with lots of folks with digital cameras. Background music provided a pleasant backdrop for sitting on a bench and "being in the present" like Rana DiOrio's book for children promotes. Visitors to the Conservatory were warned to check for butterflies before going out but we found no hitch hikers on us when we left.
The Conservatory visit was special; the gift shop was spacious and full of wonderful things. However, sitting on a butterfly bench and watching the tropical world of creatures all around was the most special of all.
|Copyright Mary Montague Sikes|