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Old 06-14-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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My daughter and I went to our local nature center today to see their special exhibit "Wings of Fancy" which features a room full of *real* butterflies you can walk around in. They do it every summer and it is just an amazing experience. If one is anywhere near you- you should go! The most amazing, beautiful butterflies live and up close! After walking around and taking a few pictures, I sat on a bench to rest while DD kept looking around at everything.

Of course I brought my knitting, so I figured I'd get a few rows in while I kept an eye on Kayleigh. I'm knitting the Amanda's squatty Sidekick handbag from knittingdaily.com with this amazingly beautiful yarn I received in the last swap from IZA.

and look!



It rested there for at least a minute. and it wasn't the least bit upset that I took its picture.....

isn't that cool?

and when I got home- my secret goodies arrived!! what a day!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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How cool is that! Looks like a good avatar!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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That's beautiful!! I always think its so special when a butterfly lands on you (I know, it sounds a little corny). I'm with Jan, it'd be a great avatar!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:36 PM   #4
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Very pretty, I love it! My DD just went on a field trip where she got to see butterflies. DD said her teacher wouldn't go into the exhibit ... because she's afraid of butterflies.
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most excellent idea!! I just went and changed my avatar.

Afraid of butterflies? it takes all kinds I guess.....
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Beautiful butterfly pic. Love the yarn too.
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by RachelJean View Post
Very pretty, I love it! My DD just went on a field trip where she got to see butterflies. DD said her teacher wouldn't go into the exhibit ... because she's afraid of butterflies.
That's even weirder than the camper I had who was afraid of marshmallows, or my friend who is deathly afraid of/creeped out by melted cheese (even though he still eats pizza.) I still haven't weaseled that story out of him.

The butterfly is beautiful!
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That's such a beautiful picture! I love butterflies, they put a smile on my face.
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I love your new avatar!
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