I’m so lucky to live close to the world famous San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park. We have a membership giving us unlimited visits to both!
And as luck would have it, Lisa has a membership too! So occasionally, while the kiddies are all at school, we will zip over for a photo safari.
One of the most beautiful stops of our last visit was the Butterfly Oasis.
Okay…before we get to the butterflies, let’s just check…. do you remember your 1st grade science lessons?
First, you have a caterpillar who eats and eats, and then makes a cocoon:
Then a bit of time passes before a beautiful butterfly emerges from the cocoon. (Ahem, I may have simplified that whole process a bit so don’t use this to study for your next science test….)
“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” ~Jeffrey Glassberg
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” ~Richard Buckminster Fuller
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Author Unknown
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” ~R.H. Heinlein
“Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring.” ~Author Unknown
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne