Sunday, August 19, 2007

NIAGARA BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY
















For the past two weeks we have been on holidays. We spent time with our grandson, relished the company of very special friends and we visited some of the more regional landmarks, which is something we don't do very often. We visited the St Jacobs market, which is always a wonderful experience and also visited the Silos, which has a great variety of local crafts.

Then it was on to the Niagara region, with its fruit markets and winerys, as well as the beautiful little town, Niagara-on-the Lake, and last but not least, Niagara Falls. My husband is fascinated with the two sets of falls - he loves to watch the power of it all, as the water goes tumbling over the edge. It really is an incredible site. We stumbled across the extremely efficient bus system this time, with it's all day bus passes, which made the trip even more enjoyable and very easy to navigate from one end of the town to the other!

This was the first time we toured the Butterfly Conservatory, which was the highlight of my visit - I could have spent hours there, photographing the variety of over 2000 brilliantly coloured tropical butterflies. It was quite an experience and I would highly recommend it. The gardens at the conservatory were also lovely and there are many other gardens around town to visit.

The falls were breathtaking as always, even though we have viewed them many, many times. The amount of tourists we see each time we come, always reminds us what an amazing site we have right in our back yard. The photo with the boat is the Canadian Falls or Horseshoe Falls, the larger of the two falls. Enjoy the pictures!

3 comments:

Aleta said...

I adore butterflies!!! Your pictures are beautiful!! Aren't they stunning creatures. They look so incredibly delicate. Do you plant special plants in your own garden to attract them? Always the curious one, that's me!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Brenda said...

Aleta,
We plant bee balm, echinacea and butterfly bushes. They say butterflies can smell a butterfly bush up to a mile away!

hugs,

Brenda

Nancy said...

Beautifyl Pics.My husband and I just returned from a trip to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake.It was our first visit there.I hope to return one day.While we really enjoyed the Falls and Maid of the Mist as well as the Botanical Gardens,the hightlight was this amazing butterfly conservatory.They are such beautiful creatures.Thanks for sharing! Nancy from Sackville/Halifax Nova Scotia