In attempt to stave off the weekly Sunday blues, and because it was somewhat cooler and drier than it had been, I attempted to go for a walk along the Canal, between the Sagamore Bridge and Scusset on August 19th. Unfortunately that particular part was uncomfortably hot with no breeze at all, so I cut the walk short.
Christmas Tree Shop. The old fashioned windmill is at the shop, the modern windmill is way behind it, on Otis AFB.
It's ragweed season now.
I decided to leave and go to see the Butterflies of Cape Cod (f/k/a The Butterfly Garden Boutique) in Bournedale. I checked my wallet to make sure I had enough money for the admission. Turns out I had nothing to worry about....it was only $1.00. Yes that's right, ONE DOLLAR. I highly recommend this place. It's easy to find, very peaceful and the price is right.
Their butterfly house is quite small but filled with pretty flying jewels. They have a revolving exhibit and I missed the lunar moths last month. They have swallowtails getting ready to hatch! This day there were mostly monarchs.
They like to eat rotting bananas. I remembered that from the butterfly garden in Victoria, BC.
This caterpillar looks like he's hugging the stem. "I love you, leafy stem!"
I treated myself to a pressie. There were 2 small baskets of these and I had a hard time choosing one because. of all the different colour selections. They are made by women in Guatemala and the money earned goes towards their village co-op. And a steal at only $9.95 for the work that goes into them.
The proprietor told me they are looking for local artists to sell butterfly themed items in their gift shop. I raced home and dumped out my charm stash to see what I had. I found 6 large charms and 3 small ones. I made necklaces and bracelets out of them.
I went back up to her shop a few days later and she agreed to carry my stuff there on consignment! I'm so excited!! Wish me luck!