An afternoon for some downtime


Hi guys..well i picked up my camera for the first time in a few weeks…feeling better and missing getting out and about ..what i really miss is the pure joy of losing myself in the moment.

So i headed to Skydancers literally over the highway from me..the nursery is bursting with Spring colour and as well as the nursery they have an awesome cafe and a Butterfly house..this time of year the butterflies all hatch and there is no nicer way to spend an afternoon than watching these gorgeous critters flit about enjoying the sunshine and plants as much as us humans.

I find sitting on the ground and waiting for them very therapeutic..of course i do stalk some but prefer to keep my distance.as always i think that creatures are far better observed when they are not stressed by human interaction.

So please enjoy a trip to the nursery with me..i hope you find it as relaxing and colourful as i did..

If not for a head that started pounding i would have finished the day with a latte and a piece of cake..maybe next time πŸ™‚

Cheers Fozziemum

 

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69 thoughts on “An afternoon for some downtime

    • Pam thankyou..he was not even in the butterfly house and i was drawn to the plant which i think was a white lilac and there he was..great camo πŸ™‚ nice day to be out πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  1. I certainly understand how this makes you feel. The world around has beauty everywhere …you just have to look. You look with a wondrous eye. Beautiful photos that make me go Uhh and Ahh.
    Thank You.
    Scout Charles And mom

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    • What a beautiful thing to say my friend..indeed we are so close to so many wonderous things and just a few moments spent enjoying nature and we feel alive again πŸ™‚ thankyou so much Hugs Bev xx

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  2. Bev my talented friend…those pictures are so life like I think I felt a gentle breeze from those delicate wings.
    Oh my you have such a great eye for what is gorgeous!! I salute you and grant you a no guilt lunch of macNcheese
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • They are fussy little things πŸ™‚ they seem attracted to flowers on natives here though..maybe they are desperate πŸ™‚ they always add to the colour that’s for sure πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Marg i know.the cats and pups here are my therapy as well..time spent with them always makes me feel calmer and happier..their little quirky ways..Dinnermintz and i had a lovely chat on the bed before πŸ˜‰ hugs Bev x

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  3. Hi Bev, What fabulous photos. How lucky you are to go to a butterfly house. Apparently there is a beautiful one at Singapore airport.

    Hope you are doing ok. Hugs Sue, Polly & Honey

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    • I have heard that Sue πŸ™‚ yes we are lucky…we visited a stunning one up north that had the magnificent Dunk Island butterfly..stunning πŸ™‚ i am feeling better each day sweets thankyou..have a super week girls hugs Bev xx

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  4. Bev…..if you dont set these to cards; da tabbies will send ewe a rotten perch !!!!! I….LOVE….THESE …I cant even begin to pick a fave as they are all amazing…….!!!
    how awesome to be able to visit here, and yes indeed I can see why this would be therapeutic;
    are these butterflies all types of monarchs ??? maybe not the speckled white one; unless it’s
    how his wings are folded ~~~ ??? β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Hahaahahah i plan on doing so…they are too stunning to leave on my computer πŸ™‚ yes Monarchs and other sweeties..do not know what type of butterfly the white one is but is was very cute all camo in the plants πŸ™‚ loves Bev ❀ ❀

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    • Sweetie thankyou for the lovely compliment πŸ™‚ yes i love Kangaroo paws..ironically the only plant the roos have ever eaten at our property hahahha..wonder why πŸ™‚ have a super day Loves Fozziemum xx

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  5. Oooooooooo!!! Those are such beautiful photos!!! We still have butterflies hangin’ around here…one almost landed on Ma today! BOL If only she could take pictures as beautiful as yours,she would be in heaven!
    OMD, that is FABulous news that you are feelin’ betters….must be all the margaritas…amirite…☺
    Keep getting better! Sendin’ lots of AireZens your way!~
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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  6. We saw a bigger-than-usual lizard on our Spanline room last night, but alas, couldn’t get a picture. Not a stumpy tail, but not the usual skink. We hope it comes back….and eats some bugs.

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  7. OOH! We love butterflies (and flowers) … such amazing photos of these amazing critters, Bev. Thank you for sharing, and we’re glad to hear you felt well enough to do some of what you love to do. πŸ™‚

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    • Thankyou guys πŸ™‚ i love the butterflies..i love their grace and the sadness of their short lives always gets me..i feel better each day as long as i do not be silly about things..whoops hahhaahha πŸ™‚

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