Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Butterfly Effect

As you may have seen from a previous post photo, Blenheim Palace has a Pleasure Garden area to amuse and educate adults and kids alike. After walking around the grounds and then inside the house, I was more than ready for a bit of a relaxing time and the Pleasure Garden section did the trick.

There is a little train that takes you there from the house but as it was on the way out anyway, we got back in the car and drove there. The Marlborough Maze claims to be the second largest symbolic hedge maze in the world but as it's only an acre in size, I have to assume the very specific name is what gives it that claim to fame. For example the 18 acre York Maze, just a few miles from my home, is obviously much bigger but I guess it's not a hedge maze and so can't be compared to the one at Blenheim.

Anyway I digress. The real reason we stopped off at the Pleasure Gardens was to visit the Butterfly House and here are a few photos of the colourful little beasties.

It was raining by this time and so we enjoyed being in the semi tropical atmosphere of the butterfly building. Oddly enough there were a few birds in with the butterflies but they all seemed to be getting on together.

It was certainly a nice way to end the long day we spent at Blenheim and well worth the admission money.......especially as we both got in as seniors.

Oh don't even ask !!


The Good Life said...

Wonderful photos. What camera do you use, and what software to edit them?

Milo said...

Liking the pics!

Silverback said...

TGL - for these photos I used my dSLR, a US bought Canon Rebel XTi (called a 400D in Europe) and any editing is done using Photoshop CS3.

I don't have a macro lens so the photos aren't as good as they could be.

Daphne said...

Macro lens or no macro lens, they're still wonderful.
"Two children, please" said Silverback cheerily as we drove up to the payment booth.
Because we're both so fresh-faced and youthful I expect she believed him: but then she just pressed the "seniors" button by mistake. It saved us seven quid. Hurrah!

Debby said...

Stunning photographs. I loved the ones with the spread wings. Just beautiful.

rhymeswithplague said...

Iffen you want to visit a butterfly house when you are back in the colonies, there's a very nice one at Callaway Gardens, not far from Columbus, Georgia. But getting there from Sebring, I fear, would be no fun at all.

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