Dear Family and Friends,
The other day Chuck and I took the metro train to the botanical gardens here in Medellin. We were wanting a relaxing day and we were not disappointed.
The gardens have no admission fee. This makes it a wonderful place for people to come with their families.
Here is a young guy in a clown costume making balloon animals for the kids. He was a big hit.
The gardens cover a lot of territory and we saw families enjoying picnic lunches all over the place. It has a very tranquil feel and is a great place to go to get out of the bustle of the city.
We found they have a butterfly house. Uh oh, that did it for me. We went to see the butterflies and I went camera crazy. I love butterflies.
Isn't it amazing that they can stand upside down? I wonder what Sir Newton would tell us about this guy?
Nature is so amazing. These guys had a wing span as big as my hand. Look at the camourflage...looks like each one has a large eye on their wings.
This butterfly was my favorite. The sun light made his beautiful blue wings glow.
The flora was nice. A very peaceful place.
Not a lot of blossoms but a few.
There was a beautiful lake filled with water lily plants. Reminded me of Monet.
Wonderful shady places to sit and enjoy your family, fiends and the beauty.
Glad we went. I needed that trip. We really enjoyed it.