I hope you all have been enjoying your summer as much as I have! It’s been an eventful summer full of new experiences, growth, and clarity. With the evenings a little cooler and the season winding down, I’ve been taking advantage of the outdoors as much as possible.
This weekend I visited Powell Gardens, a 970-acre botanical garden just outside of Kansas City, for their Festival of Butterflies. The scenery was gorgeous, just like I remembered from my childhood (the garden is a popular fieldtrip hotspot…or at least it was back in my day).
Unexpectedly, this was a bit outside of my comfort zone, because while I do enjoy the outdoors, I do not enjoy bugs…of any kind. Pretty or not. I’m all for looking at butterflies from a distance, there’s no denying their beauty, but upon entering the festival I learned that in this particular exhibit it was not uncommon for butterflies to land on you during observation.
I tried to play it cool, and I’d like to think I did a pretty good job, minus the beads of sweat forming on my forehead anytime a butterfly got too close, but I did manage to get some pretty awesome photographs despite my terror.
Check out the pics below and let me know how you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer!
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Until Next time…Be(seemingly)Fearless
No butterflies were harmed in the making of this post.
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