Monday, May 24, 2010
Where's Mariah Carey When You Need Her?
Well another weekend flew by and the Mistress relaxed for so long as she could before getting antsy. Come Sunday I was ready to go do something, so the Mistress and Boy-Toy decided to go to the Academy of Natural Sciences in downtown Philly. It was a little rainy so it would be a perfect day to go. The museum itself is chalk full of all kinds of interesting things. I've always enjoyed natural history. I at one time I even wanted to be a archaeologist, but the parents weren't going for that. Get a real job they said. Anyyyyyyywho, on the way to the museum I took this pic of the hostas outside in the garden. I love to see the water beads on leaves.
We planned on seeing the whole museum, but the main thing we wanted to see was the beautiful Butterfly Arboretum. It was quite spectacular to see with all the butterflies fluttering around you everywhere, and so many different kinds. I should have worn my Mariah Carey get-up and sang my best Butterfly to all!!! I even learned a couple things I hadn't known before. Butterflies, features a lush, tropical garden filled with colorful plants and a multitude of live butterflies from Central and South America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. The arboretum changes every day. Butterflies will usually have between 90 to 180 butterflies and 20 to 40 different species on any given day. Adult butterflies usually live for one to two weeks and the Academy of Science receives new butterflies from around the world each week. So, what's here one week probably won't be the same as what we saw here this weekend. They also have a window in which to look through to see level upon level of the cocoons where the caterpillars perform their metamorphosis. Some were still cocooned, while others were coming out,so neat to see. Here are just a few of the species we saw.
After the museum we had a wonderful lunch and then on to some cock-a-tails at one of our favorite bars to bring this baby of a weekend home, before heading back to work for the week.A long, but a fun day.Tootles.