Monday, March 7, 2011

Frances, a reluctant naturalist

We decided to go and visit Meijer Gardens with Frances, hoping that she might enjoy seeing their famous butterfly exhibits. Frances was not as pleased by the idea as were her parents.
She wanted to stay home and watch movies, you see. Why would you want to se a bunch of bugs when you can watch the same Chip and Dale DVD three times in a row? But an educational outing is an educational outing, and her parents were getting a bit stir crazy, so Frances was dragged off to Meijer Gardens, against her will. I took the above photograph as she got herself worked up into a snit. It requires no caption.
We saw the butterflies. Frances sat in her stroller and pouted.
This big old fella is a blue something or other, but you only get to see the blue when he opens his wings. Apparently I didn't frighten him enough for him to try to scare me off.
Yup, you guessed it, another butterfly.
Frances had sort of gotten over her little snit as we were leaving, but this only because we promised to take her to Moe's for black beans and rice.
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