Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Ellwood Butterfly Grove
J and I have lived in Santa Barbara just about 7 years now. Every year the butterflies come and go and we miss our opportunity to see them. This year, my awesome friend was keeping track of time and asked us to go. My reply, "They are here already!?" This is why we miss them every year, for some reason I thought they came through in spring, but turns out they cluster here in winter.
It is pretty wild, you walk through a forest of eucalyptus trees looking up you see what look like bunches of dried leaves all over the place. Then, flashes of orange start to appear as they butterflies open and close their wings. The pictures really don't do them justice. It was only the kids and I who went, so I am thinking that we will drag daddy out soon to see them.
Posted by Good Times and Chaos at 8:39 PM