Pokemon Go is still getting me outdoors like a boss (I just hit lv.16, which I’m feeling pretty proud about) and Rysa and I went to the Botanical Gardens again for a reload of Pokeballs.
We knew the Butterfly Pavilion was open and we’ve been inside before, but most of the butterflies weren’t out and about back then. They were this time! We spent a good chunk of time trying to just capture a good image of a Blue Morpho with its wings open. (The undersides look like owl eyes, for those wondering.)
They have some beautiful varieties out right now. Worth it to take a camera, as long as it has a fast shutter speed!
Then we were swarmed by mosquitoes (because of recent rain), found a snake and a frog loose in the lily pond, and got super sunburned despite sunscreen.
This tree doesn’t really have anything to do with anything… except I thought it was cool how the bark looked like pages of an old book curling back. It’s called a River Birch tree, by the way.
Hope you enjoyed and are spending the last of your hot summer days doing something you love!
DISCLAIMER: Most of these photographs were mine, but some were also taken by Rysa on her shiny new iPhone (Blue Morpho, Lily Frog) so credit where it’s due. I’ll make a photographer out of her yet.