Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 6, 2012

The Butterfly Garden Boutique

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 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!


  1. Well,It wouldnt let me comment again,but I found another way in here ;). WOW! you tought me something about flutterbys. And I'll take the 4th,and 6th necklace down!!!!! lol....Love th other random shots of this and thats. You almost make me feel as if I'm with you :)

  2. Didn't I say the other day you should find somewhere you can sell your creations? Congrats!

  3. What an amazing place. I have always wanted to go to a butterfly garden, but I have not made it there yet. You photos are wonderful and very inspiring.

    Good luck with your jewelry in the shop! I am glad to here you decided to put yourself out there, I am sure you will sell everything! Congrats.

    Everyday Inspired

  4. Good on you, for taking such quick action! Good luck - hope you SELL BIG!!!

    Didn't know that, about butterflies digging rotten bananas...
    Some Dark Romantic

  5. Amazing photos. I especially loved the butterflies and that caterpillar. WOW. Good luck selling your stuff. It is pretty awesome too. You shouldn't have any problem with the stuff going like hot cakes!!


  6. Anonymous2:23 PM

    What lovely pictures :0)
    Luck is wished by the bucketfull!