Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, and a Pressie

I received a very lovely gift in the mail over the weekend from my friend Cathy who lives in Utah. Cathy has a lovely blog called "Crazy By Design" and is a fellow crazy quilter. So many treasures to use on "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams"!! I also received this very lovely antique dollie with a pink cross stitch pattern with pretty lace around it. I have a weakness for old antique linens. Thanks very much Cathy for thinking of me and the lovely gift too.

This past Sunday "My Sweetie" took us to visit "Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park" in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is approximately 1 1/2 hours drive from our home. The purpose of going is that all the beautiful butterflies are now blooming. Along with the very lovely butterflies many of the tropical flowers were blooming too.
Here is a photo of two lovely butterflies. The bright orange and black one is called a "Postman" and the other one is called "Blue Longwing". They all come from Columbia, South America.
Here is a photo of a very unusual tropical plant called a "Pinecone" tree.


This very lovely butterfly is called a "Brush-Footed Tree Nymph"!

This is one of many sculpture in the park.

Another very unique and interesting sculpture.

We went to the Conservatory on March 15th and on this lovely day we walked around with no coat on. Mother Nature is being very kind to us with an early Spring after our very long and dreadful winter. Thank You Mother Nature. This day was good for the soul and it brought many smiles to our face. I hope you all enjoyed the photo tour of our Conservatory. We plan to go back to see many outside flowers blooming this summer.

Hugs,

5 comments:

Heather said...

Mmmmmmm!.... Cathy's gift looks so yummy....what a lovely gift. Love your conservatory pics... brings back so many memories of when I visited the conservatory at Niagara Falls. Hugs....Heather

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely day out and the gifts you received are soo gorgeous

Susan said...

you are one lucky lady. Getting gifts and going to see beautiful places to see butterflies andall that mother nature can bring us
hugs
I received my package from you. Just beautiful. Thankyou for taking the time to make such amazing things.
Susan

Rosie said...

That looks a marvellous place! Great gifts too.
Rosie x

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Heather, Yes, Cathy gifts was very lovely and I will use them all in my CQ. Glad you enjoyed the Conservatory. Hugs Judy

Hello Jane, Yup, pretty nice to have lovely friends from around the world.Hugs Judy

Hello Susan, I am happy your received the Dragonfly PC and you like it. I loved your Spring PC too. Hugs Judy

Hello Rosie, I am happy you enjoyed the photo of the conseveratory. It was truly lovely to see. Hugs Judy

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