The trip to the Amazon has been postponed, so today finds me taking a two-day time out in Mindo Ecuador. This morning I visited the Butterfly Garden, located three kilometers from town. What a delightful childlike immersion in nature I spent while trying to capture the elusive blue morpho with my camera!
Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies floated past me on gentle currents of air. With stealth-like instincts, the erratic morphos dodged unseen predators. Capturing them with the camera seemed fruitless! One cobalt beauty finally took pity on me!
Alas, at times one lingered long enough as if to say, “You earned this one…”
There’s so much to share – (decent images of butterflies!) – but my dance card is filled with more photo opportunities! I am hopeful for some great captures of hummingbirds as I enjoy a very late lunch, and a sunset ‘frog chorus’ will be the finale of the evening!
(For my artist friends, “Nature” will be the theme for this next week.) I will be back later tonight with the Timeout for Art post. For now, I’m dashing off to see more hummingbirds!