We’ve had a lot of ups, and a few downs, over the past 12 weeks as Randy recovers from surgery. When he is able, we have fun at a hectic pace. I’ve waited way too long to catch up!
We’ve been blessed by friends who have come to see us. In January Carl and Ruth came to Mesa and we enjoyed several outings, including Butterfly Wonderland.
We learned that they get four to five shipments a week from rainforests around the world and have 75 – 80 species of butterflies at any given time.
Only one percent of eggs become butterflies in the natural environment, but Butterfly Wonderland has 90 percent emergence in this protected setting.
There are many beautiful butterflies in the aviary.
They seemed to be attracted to my white shirt and hair. It surprised me that I could feel them land on my head.
We were reminded that insects are the most abundant life forms on earth. We didn’t try the insect snacks!
Friends Kent and Pam manage to find us wherever we are! They drove from Wisconsin to Idaho, by way of Arizona. Either they are grand friends or totally disoriented drivers! We enjoyed a morning at the Musical Instrument Museum. MIM is world class and I wrote about our visit there last year in the blog Chapter 5: Yours, Mine and Ours.
Twenty seven egg shaped domes, some with ceiling patterns, are illuminated by lights shining through colored plastic walls. We totally felt like kids in a jump house!
One of the things I enjoy about being in Phoenix is that big events come here. Last year we were able to go to Hamilton – although paying three times the ticket price was a challenge.
I was given the option to buy four tickets and could have sold the extra two for a bundle but, alas, my mind just doesn’t work that way.
Randy thinks his Boise friend Rick (you know who you are!) looks a lot like Tony Orlando, in appearance and mannerisms. Of course, Rick is a much slimmer version. Can you sing Rick?
Games two and three were much better! We hope to get in another game before the Cactus League is done for the year.
Back in the park, I tried a glass fusing class. I chose and cut my glass, and fit and glued the strips and squares.