Playing with New Toys

Today I left everyone at home playing with the new Wii, and took a trip up to South Deerfield toDrinking in the Light Magic Wings, A Butterfly Conservatory.

My husband and children had gotten me a new lens for my camera for Christmas and I wanted to play with my new toy.

The tag line on their website says “Warm Your Body and Soul Year-Round.”  It was easy to forget it was the middle of winter while sitting the warm humid room full of lush plant life and butterflies.  I had a wonderful time just sitting and watching the butterflies, and all the people watching the butterflies.   It was a day that reminded me just how important it is to take time to stop and refill our energy.

I sat near the door for a while, trying to get a photo of some beautiful emerald green butterflies that seemed to like the plant that was there.  They also seemed to like my shirt,  as they kept landing on it, Brown and Red completely disrupting my plans to photograph them.  I watched as people came in looking stressed, you could see the stress just melt away and a sense of wonder and awe cross their faces.

Christmas Butterfly

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5 thoughts on “Playing with New Toys

  1. Beautiful photographs, Rennata. I am drawn to the black and white butterfly in particular. I love the stark contrast of color to B & W.
    What a thoughtful family you have to have gotten you such a wonderful gift. I am curious to see photos of the faces of the people whose stress melted away. Before and after. I can picture it in my head.
    Happy holidays to you and your family,
    Sandy

    1. Thank you.
      I thought about trying to take some, but some people react very negatively to having a camera pointed at them by a stranger so I chose to just watch.

      It is a great place, I recommend it highly. It is just down the road from the Yankee Candle Company if you like their candles. Knitters can also hit Webs either to or from, as they are just a couple of exits down.

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