Tuesday, April 23, 2013

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT*...

Short on words, but long on sentiment and Springtime good wishes...travelling just down the street this week - figured everyone could use a little "happy", right about now.
The Butterfly House is back this Spring, at the BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS.
A 28+ foot windmill, under glass.  Beautiful spring bulbs...
And butterflies!  All housed in their own little greenhouse within a greenhouse.  Big ones, small ones, red ones, blue ones...some perfect - some a little worse for the wear, but all ever enchanting and beautiful!
Re-used and recycled larger elements from displays prior - ALWAYS changed up for a totally new experience, thanks to some master gardeners.
See that big guy in the upper left corner - those big holes were actually transparent spots.
Foxglove, poppies, swans a swimmin', and standing in the rain without needing an umbrella...
Art imitating life, joyously - Spring IS here!
*Here's hoping the flapping of tiny, beautiful butterfly wings here, sends a wave of warmth to wherever you are!
It can all be found HERE...a magical (FREE) oasis in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, inside the fabulous Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
A slice of Italy, in the heart of the American desert...with a view of France to boot!
Hearts to Boston and Texas, UNITED States of America!  Happy Tuesday - make it count!  Back to travelling next week.

13 comments:

Quinn said...

Thank you for that shower of color and fluttery joy!

Maywyn Studio said...

Thank you for posting the beautiful photographs
The first photograph is a favorite.

Kadee Willow said...

WOW! That hotel never ceases to amaze me with their art installations ... real and/or man made! With the clouds moving in again, I could use a place that's bright and cheerful just to sit and relax. I always love hearing what's going on in your area. Thanks for posting this!!

Jackie said...

Your pictures are stunning!! Mine don't look like that, so that's why I leave it up to you to document our vegas days! That was fun, hope we can have more vegas days!

Jillayne said...

They are certainly beautiful little critters and this place looks magical. We went to butterfly place once and I was dumbstruck at the number of them, and the size of some them - and then I got dizzy from spinning my head 'round so much trying to see them!

oldgreymare said...

I've had a robin, a ladybug and a butterfly in the garden so far this Spring...I'm content <3

Dorthe said...

They are gorgeous critters, and so beautiful, and special for me to see-as here we don`t have so many species!What a wonderful place to visit, when wanting to see some little nature wonders, my dear.
I have card ready for you to send :-)
Hugs from Dorthe,xx

Createology said...

Butterflies are my very favorite and they are the bearers of 10,000 happinesses. Beautiful magestic Spring right in the middle of Las Vegas strip. The Bellagio really knows elegance. Safe travels dear...

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I could get lost in there! Seriously! My beans would FLIP to see all of those butterflies...we saw a swallowtail in the backyard the other day and they about went crazy chasing it! Beautiful Tanya! How cool would that job be...designing gardens! In my dreams! Thanks for sending on the happys! Cheers!!! Nicole

Hindustanka said...

You brighten up my day too. The garden looked like from fairy tale...with enormous flowers and mushrooms! Loved it!
Thanks for bringing some joy in our day , Tanya!
Hugs!

DearHelenHartman said...

LOVE butterfly gardens - do people ever come to Las Vegas for the pretty stuff like butterflies?

Colleen said...

I'll have to take my sister to see this when she's here and the pics are absolutely gorgeous!

Hannapat said...

Thanks for just taking me back to the days we spent at the bellagio some moons ago. Thanks also for all the colour and infusion of spring.