Monday, July 10, 2017

Rifle Falls and Fish Hatchery


Rifle Falls 

Fish Hachery


As far as waterfalls go,


Rifle Falls


is one of


the more impressive ones arround.


If it weren't located


on the otherside


of the mountains,


we would make more frequent visits.


The girls repeatedly


request a return visits.



This last visit

we were able to squeeze in a hike to the fish hachery.  What do you think, was it worth the extra effort?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Butterfly Pavilion Butterfrlies and Blossoms


The Butterfly Pavillion

Butterflies and Blossoms
Bob Carlisle Lyrics
"Butterfly Kisses"



There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she's daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes 
and I thank god for all of the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all


For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair; 
"Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried."
Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning And butterfly kisses at night.


Sweet 16 today
She's looking like her mama a little more everyday
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and make-up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world.
But I remember.....



Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer; 
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair.
"You know how much I love you, Daddy, 
But if you don't mind I'm only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time."
Oh with all that I've done wrong I must have done something right 
to deserve her love every morning and butterfly kisses at night.


All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by.
Precious butterfly.
Spread your wings and fly


She'll change her name today.
She'll make a promise and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bride-room just staring at her.
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said 
"I'm not sure-I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
She leaned over


Gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk me down the aisle, Daddy-it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy? Daddy, don't cry"
Oh, with all that I've done wrong I must have done something right.
To deserve her love every morning and butterfly kisses


I couldn't ask God for more, man this is what love is.
I know I gotta let her go, but I'll always remember
Every hug in the morning and butterfly kisses...


Writer(s): Randy Keith Thomas, Robert Mason Carlisle 

Lyrics found at  AZLYRICS





"Butterfly Kisses" is another


of my favorite


Butterfly songs.


Such beautiful creatures


that spend their days


flitting from one beautiful


aromatic resting place


to another


in search


of the sweet


tasting nectar


that lies


within.




Monday, June 26, 2017

The Butterfly Pavillion ~ Butterflies and Blooms


The Butterfly Pavilion

Butterflies & Blooms


Dolly Parton Lyrics

"Love Is Like A Butterfly"



Love is like a butterfly
As soft and gentle as a sigh
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside
It flutters like soft wings in flight
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing


I feel it when you're with me
It happens when you kiss me
That rare and gentle feeling that I feel inside
Your touch is soft and gentle
Your kiss is warm and tender
Whenever I am with you I think of butterflies


Love is like a butterfly
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside
It flutters like soft wings in flight
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing


Your laughter brings me sunshine
Everyday is spring time
And I am only happy when you are by my side
How precious is this love we share
How very precious, sweet and rare
Together we belong like daffodils and butterflies


Love is like a butterfly
As soft and gentle as a sigh
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside
It flutters like soft wings in flight
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing


Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing






Butterflies have inspired many things across the globe,


throughout the centuries


including this well loved song by Dolly Pardon : 
"Love is like a Butterfly"



Monday, June 19, 2017

Butterfly Pavillion Aquariums



The Butterfly Pavillion 




There's something about seeing 


other aquariums.


Sometimes they have a better way of doing something,


Othertimes it give a sense of something that needs to be avoided.


One of the best things,


is seeing something


out of the ordidary.


something you might not be inclined to


or are unable to keep yourself.


The Butterfly Pavillion's


cold water starfish 


and horseshoe crab


tanks 


are something 


my girls love to check out.