Signs of Spring

Spring can be fickle in Michigan.  On the days that don’t follow the rules, I improvise! We are blessed to have The Frederick Meijer Botanical Garden and Sculpture Park less than 30 minutes from our home.  There are some days I just need to hang out in the tropical house, where I can enjoy 85 degree temperatures, with 70% humidity, surrounded by tropical foliage.




This tropical house becomes even more magical for the months of March and April,  for 7000 tropical butterflies, including 50 different species, fly freely in this beautiful paradise! This is the largest tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation.

I have to admit, the Blue Morpho is my all time favorite tropical butterfly.

And just when you think she can’t become more beautiful…
Something magical happens…
She spreads her wings!
What a blue-eyed beauty!

Here is a little live action magic, of a blue fairy in disguise…


Next time, I am going to take my sleeping bag and see if the volunteers will let me keep an eye on these beauties.  I hate to leave!  This is one yearly membership that I truly utilize often.  By the way, did I mention the café!?!?  Drool…


And just when you think it can’t get any better…Orchids!  I know my friend Super D, over at  would be in heaven with this display!  If you have a passion for flowers, gardening, and art, I highly recommend you check out his blog.  To top it off, he has a wicked sense of humor!


Look at those blooms!!!


Although this is not exactly a sign of Spring, it sure makes me look forward to Spring’s awakening!   If you ever visit West Michigan, I highly recommend exploring this magical place. (And Indigo Acres, of course!)

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…




27 thoughts on “Signs of Spring

  1. That’s one big post of awesomeness! I always thought it would be fun to have a small glass house with plants and birds and lizards and good buggies. There would have to be a water feature for some fish, too. Ahh…dreams…

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  2. Hello, I found you over Darren over at Artyplantsman and I immediately felt a warm feeling in my heart when I looked at your pictures! WOW! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to see and read more of you. Much love, Martina

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  3. One day I hope you will share this place with me. It looks awesome!

    Wicked sense of humour? Me? I am a picture of innocence really 😉 Thank you my friend.

    I’m with Linda on this too. It would obviously have to have some fish and lizards and maybe a bar and a hammock and you would never get me out of there 🙂

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  4. Wow, I did not know that about the Blue Morpho. Thanks for teaching me something new today. I love the concept of butterflies and the changes they go through. How cool that she stayed there for you to film her.

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  5. Beautiful Roda, the Desert Bontaiacal Garden In Phoenix also had a wonderful butterfly exhibit. However theirs is not all year round. Fantastic
    Photographs. 🦄🦋🌻

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