One of the reasons I've not been blogging regularly has been a family kerfuffle starring Fellow Traveler's increasingly infirm aunt and uncle; those of you on Facebook know the story, and I won't bore those of you who aren't other than to say that we wound up spending the better part of the weekend attending to the situation, and have now passed that baton on to FT's cousins.
But before this whole thing happened...we went to Dow Gardens in Midland, to see the annual buttefly exhibit in the Conservatory. We hit it, I think, just the right week, when the most species were out and about; as soon as we opened the Conservatory door we were met with a rainbow of fluttering 'flies.
It wasn't until this morning that we reviewed our photos. We got some great shots, made possible by the sheer number of butterflies and all the lovely host flowers arranged in the conservatory for them. (I kept thinking, Butterfly rancher...what a great occupation to have.)
Any Michigan readers might consider making a trip to the gardens within the next three weeks while the butterflies are there.