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A surprise visit

Posted By Barbara J On May 6, 2011 @ 7:00 am In Photo Tips | 7 Comments

I will always keep my camera close by my side.

On October 25th at 7 a.m., I was drinking a cup of coffee and looking at the reflections of the morning sun on the cedar and pine trees up the hill. Something beautiful caught my eye. I could not stop looking at the glistening in the trees.

What a wonderful surprise. It was thousands of Monarch butterflies [1] hanging in the trees! With my PJ’s on and my camera in my hand, I ran up the steep hill and could barely get my breath. As I approached the beautiful golden butterflies, I could not hold the camera steady for breathing so hard.

What a sight. Some butterflies still had their wings closed, others open, and the rest were flying across the lake heading for Mexico.

Always have your camera ready to capture magical surprises, because they can happen at any time or any place.

I will never forget this experience as they flew all around my head on that October morning. I stood there all alone except for the Monarchs and I thought this must be heaven. It was just magical!

Keeping my camera in my hands,


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P. S. The Monarchs are now on the endangered list. The forests in Mexico are depleted for a source of income. We can help by planting Butterfly Weed to help maintain the growth of our precious Monarchs.

What magical moment have you captured with your camera? Let me know by commenting on this article. I would love to hear yours story.


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