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Yesterday a friend and I took a trip to Butterfly World at Wroughton near Swindon. It was well worth the trip, the butterflies were fantastic if only they would stay still for a few moments to get pictures ! I took loads but have since deleted over half of them. I don’t know if any of you have been there, it is at Studley Grange, and there are Meerkats and Otters as well, and next door a very large Garden Centre, so my day was made up. I bought a tray of Cherianthus for ┬úl. plus a few other little bits and bobs, but I did have to restrain myself as I have so much growing in my greenhouse at the moment, and we are still getting frosts, or at least we were up until today, so daren’t put any outside yet. But here are a few photos for you to see..

There was also a Craft Village which had lots of separate units where you could watch and take part in classes of how to make things like cards, quilting, beadwork, candlemaking, etc., and of course buy supplies for any other crafts. Very interesting.

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They are lovely Cinders, the leaf shaped one is amazing.

18 Apr, 2012

 

What a great place to visit,Cinders..I love the two tone blue one,and the black and white one..is that your hand with the stick insect ? ..just the place for a wet day..and plants as well ! joy.:o)

18 Apr, 2012

 

what a beautiful Blog Cinders, sounds like you had a really nice day out, your photo's are fantastic, no frost here, just pouring with rain,

18 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks girls. Annella it was amazing, I couldnt believe it was a butterfly, would have liked to see it open up..

Sandra we went there as the forecast was for wet, but in fact it didnt until on the way home. It is not my hand but my friend Alan's. This stick insect somehow got onto my coat and Alan took it off.

Thanks Yorks, really enjoyed it. No frost here either today.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Now thats a good outing, a bit of everything Cinders, your pics are lovely, butterfly's do tend to wait until you focus and then flutter away, lol, thank goodness we have our digitals.
Pleased you enjoyed your day out...

18 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely pics, Cinders.
Such pretty butterflies. :o)

18 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Lincs, some of them just didnt stop fluttering.

Thank you Terra, apparently they only live two or three weeks, sad really.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Looks a great place to visit Cinders,great pictures, I'd love to take a trip there,a craft village too,my sort of place,bit too far away though:-(.
Was just going to say the same as Annella the leaf shaped butterflies amazing!!!! certainly great camouflage.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Yes I couldnt help thinking that I had walked past a lot of them and not seen them.

18 Apr, 2012

 

oh aren't they lovely, i found it really difficult to get the photos ~ lens misted up, butterflies never still....
a craft village too ~ how lovely.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely photos. x

18 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki, yes it was lovely.

Many thanks Jem.

18 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

18 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely photos lots of differant ones to look at, loved the meerkat photo, sounds like you had a lovely day out.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Clarice, the meerkats were so busy digging I couldnt get them to stand up, and the battery in my camera went so I couldnt take any more.

18 Apr, 2012

 

At least you managed to get one, think there so cute :)))

18 Apr, 2012

 

They are cute.

18 Apr, 2012

 

They sure are :))

18 Apr, 2012

 

Ohh if I'd known I would have come with you! lol

Keep thinking about visiting there! Lovely photos - well done!

18 Apr, 2012

 

What amazing photos love that blue butterfly, and what a good disguise pretending to be a leaf!! a day out to treasure......

18 Apr, 2012

 

Wow Cinders - some amazing shots - well done!

18 Apr, 2012

 

Oh Pita what a shame, but I didnt know I was going until the day. Thanks for the compliments.

Thanks DD, fantastic disguises weren't they.

Thank you Sheila

18 Apr, 2012

 

magic! my kind of place Cinders. I know what you mean about trying to photograph butterflies, challenge & a half that!
Secret confession, I am nuts about guinea-pigs, the most endearing of creatures & a far better pet for kids ( & adults) than rabbits.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Glad you liked it Bampy, and I like guinea pigs as well.

18 Apr, 2012

 

Sounds like a brilliant day out :o)

18 Apr, 2012

 

It was Hywel

18 Apr, 2012

 

"ohh maybe next time!" :D x

18 Apr, 2012

 

lovely cinders and looks a great place to :o))

21 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks San. It was a very interesting day. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better today

21 Apr, 2012

 

thanx cinders alot better, cant wait to do something in the garden, but not just yet :o))

21 Apr, 2012

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