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No Butterflies Today

It’s been tough getting good photos around here lately, even though the weather has been beautiful all week long. I decided that a sure bet was the Butterfly Garden at the Pacific Science Garden, so I asked Lael to go along with me for a day out.

Unfortunately, after we drove all the way to Seattle and paid our $10 parking fee, I discovered that the Butterfly Garden was closed for the week. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy about that, but I wasn’t about to leave, either.

We walked around the Seattle Center Gardens for 30 minutes waiting for the center to open. But I’m finding it harder and harder to get pictures of Lael where she’s not posing, as she obviously was in this shot:

Lael in the Seattle Center Garden

As it turned out, we had a great time playing with the “science” exhibits and watching an iMax movie about beavers, but it’s difficult to get photographs when you actually have to participate or when the lights are out. Most of the time, my camera simply got in the way.

Occasionally I managed to get a shot like this where Lael was so caught up with the display she forgot I was there.

Fun House Mirrors

Perhaps my favorite shot of the day was this one of a Martin Luther King quote I’d never heard before.

Martin Luther King Quotation

I must admit, however, that I wondered what it says about our society that officials felt they had to rope off the rock it was written on to protect it.