Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 22 – # 5 Butterflies And/Or Bees

on December 23, 2014

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My entry for Butterflies.  I can’t tell you which variety they are, but they are colorful and they pose nicely for me to get a photo. No chasing after them waiting until they open their wings.

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Tonight Diane and I  took a drive up to Largo to the Florida Botanical Gardens.  We arrive just before the sun set and we started walking around the gardens.  The gardens host Holiday Lights.  As we started walking around, the lights were slowly showing. The sky was getting darker and the gardens came alive with lights.

If you have not been, this is a nice place to walk around and will be available even on Christmas Day.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens every evening. In addition to laser lights, flora and fauna displays and decorated trees, a seven-foot gingerbread house with more than 600 lights, a 3-foot tall white swan and a five-foot tropical parrot have been added to the tradition array of light-lines paths with nightly free entertainment and visits from Santa Claus.

They have entertainment, with snack foods and hot chocolate.
Nov. 28, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
$4 donation
(13 and older)

   12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2100

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Here is a view of the cactus garden.

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And to all of you – Happy Holidays.


27 responses to “Week 22 – # 5 Butterflies And/Or Bees

  1. shelby1120 says:

    Well done, especially the cactus garden…..your patience pays off! How did I miss the gingerbread house? But I enjoyed that visit to the Festival of Lights!

  2. preed913 says:

    Very nice … I’ve never been … Maybe this year?

  3. tnwaltz says:

    This must have been a delightful experience for you two girls. I have never been there so thanks for sharing your photos.

    • Sue Karski says:

      It was very nice. Maybe it is something we – the camera club, can do next year. I know that there is not normally a Dec photo shoot, but this might be fun. The Heritage Village is right next door.

  4. elifamily2 says:

    Beautiful shots. Will add to my places to visit, my list is getting long!

  5. What great lights. Well worth a visit. I like the way you have framed them too.

  6. thegatorgal says:

    Wonderful images! Those are some psychedelic butterflies!

  7. George says:

    Great idea for a field trip next year. Super shots Sue.

  8. Nice take on the theme!

  9. gwong1 says:

    Nice shots and location. Gary

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you and reasonably close. And they have Santa and Mrs Claus for the kids (before Christmas) and musical groups for adults. They had country music and line dancing up front and a different group in the wedding garden when Diane and I left.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Did you say they have SANTA, well you know I have to see him. I still believe!
    These are beautiful pics and the colors are inspiring. Thanks!

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you. Yes, Santa was there but there were just too many people so I didn’t get my chance. We should have gone to see him earlier and maybe we might have gotten in. Oh well.

  11. Nice photographs and great for the butterfly theme!

  12. Ida McBride says:

    I love the colors in the first photograph!

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