Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Random Not Snake Time!! (Monarchs)


So Joel and I had a day together where we went to the Coronado Butterfly Preserve to enjoy the weather and the sunshine. It was a beautiful day, and apparently at this location, Monarch Butterflies spend the winter here roosting.  We had attempted several years ago to come and see them, but were at the tail end of the season and didn't see but a few butterflies. So this was a chance to try again in a better month, and try we did! 
For the first mile, it wasn't clear that there was anything other than beautiful scenery. And of course, it being winter, it was a blustery 65F and damp due to earlier rains.


But we came across the area that Butterflies were supposed to be at, and we found them!



At first we only saw a few, and the closer we got to the copse of Eucalyptus Trees, the more we saw.

video

Fluttering around the trees, they were everywhere, and very over-exposed, here is a video of how many butterflies there were.

Hopefully you can get the picture.

And here are some legitimate pictures. 

My camera is better as a camera than as a video taker. 



Those are butterflies, not leaves


And of course, the eucalyptus grove is right next to a beautiful beach and the ocean. So we walked the area and enjoyed the weather and the day.


Isn't it gorgeous?

Just the type of day I needed. 
 

So here we are, back at the work week, back to the grind. 

Relaxed, refreshed, bring it on, World!

Have a great, fluttery day, my friends. 

We have a lot of snake stuff to cover!

2 comments:

Jackie said...

WHOA. Where is that, exactly?

Heather Wong said...

Santa Barbara area, in CA :)