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Friday, November 11, 2016


I went to the Tucson Botanical Gardens today to see an exhibit on Frida Kahlo's art, garden and life.  They built a mini-Mayan temple with Mayan artifacts and cacti decorating the many steps.  Butterflies were enjoying all the marigolds.

It was a lovely sunny day and great to see the butterflies both outside in the wild and in the Botanical Garden's Butterfly House.

painted ladies pause
flutter over marigolds
in a garden dance

 Happy Veterans Day.  What did you do today?  Can you try writing your own poem about something you saw or did today?  Have fun writing.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  Anne Frank   This quotation was on a garden sculpture paying tribute to the butterflies.

Have a great weekend.


  1. "Painted laides..."
    How lovely, Joy! Your post is full of color, sweetness and light.

    1. Thank you, Violet. Your presence makes my day.

  2. Love seeing the flowers and butterflies. And love the Anne Frank quote.

    1. Thank you, Mary Lee. I'm glad you liked the Frank quote.

  3. Thanks for sharing your experiences of the garden dance. Lovely!