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Meet Cooper.

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He is my parents’ dog, who loves to get himself into lots of trouble.

Here, he is smudging his wet nose on my lens.  I had to go indoors to clean it off.

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Let’s just say he isn’t the brightest bulb in the bunch or the sharpest knife in the drawer.

He does know how to gain pleasure form the simple things in life, though.  Here is Cooper enjoying the garden hose:

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He can even pick it up himself…

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…or take it away from you when you need to use the hose.

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Kitty Wellness

I bet you’ve been wondering about how the kitties are doing.

I won’t make you wonder any longer.

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Here, Coda is begging for a rolled-up foil wrapper from a Hershey Kiss.  For some reason, she is obsessed with chasing and playing with them.  Whenever she hears the crackle of a foil wrapper, she comes running.

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Patiently waiting…

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As you can see, the kitties are well.

Butterfly 3

As promised, here is one more post of butterfly photos taken at Frederick Meijer Gardens.

We saw a wonderful variety of butterflies.

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I love the look of this pink and navy butterfly.  Notice the second butterfly in the background.

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This butterfly is nearly all black.

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In this photo, you can see the butterfly’s “tongue!”  (Do butterflies have tongues?)

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Breathtaking.  I could probably boost the colors of this photo in photoshop, but I also like the way it looks kind of dreamy SOOC (straight out of camera).

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Two in one shot.

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And concludes my collection of butterfly photos from our visit to the Frederick Meijer Gardens last month.  Although we didn’t stay there very long, it was well worth the trip in my opinion!

Butterfly 2

Here are more butterfly photos, following up on yesterday’s blog post.

Today’s blog post features all the same butterfly.  He was staying put so nicely on this flower, so I managed to get quick a few nice shots of him.

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Getting closer…

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View from the side…

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What beautiful little creatures butterflies are!

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It was so nice of this little butterfly to let me get nice and close with my camera.  I love seeing the detail on the wings.

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Stay tuned for one more post of butterfly photos, coming your way tomorrow.

Butterfly 1

Has the suspense built enough yet?  LOL  🙂

Here are some long-awaited butterfly photos:

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I love how the light is shining through this butterfly’s wings.

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I chased this little black n’ pink butterfly for a little while.

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The wings look pretty both from the side and from the top.

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ZOOM!  Here comes trouble.

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Stay tuned for another installment of butterfly pictures from Frederick Meijer Gardens tomorrow.