Butterfly Wonderland, Arizona

Last week I visited the Butterfly Wonderland in Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, with the “ladies”.

Whoa! I didn’t know where to start. There were hundreds of these beauties flitting around, landing anywhere they pleased, including on my head. They weren’t shy, that’s for sure.

At first I was using my 55-200mm lens but it didn’t take me long to figure out that all I needed was my 18-105mm, and at times, my 40mm f2.8.Butterfly Wonderland, AZ

I wanted to get this fella with his wings open, but that was near to impossible. It’s too bad because they were the most gorgeous bright blue, but every time it landed, it closed it’s wings. Still pretty, though!













When we finished at the Butterfly house, we all went for lunch at Mimi’s and enjoyed about an hour and a half of eating and talking (pretty much nonstop). How fun! Just like we’ve known each other for years.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Monday!


  1. I never get tired of seeing these babies always such a treat, I can’t wait until I go back. You captured them so beautifully Barb.

  2. i enjoyed deanna’s set the other day and now yours. a perfect dose of summer joy. LOVE that greenish-colored one! so very cool!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous captures!!

  4. Butterfly Wonderland looks like such a magical place! I can’t wait to see it … and I know I will! Lovely photos of some lovely creatures.

  5. Diane Earl says:

    I never tire of your photography and these are certainly fabulous.

  6. Some of these I’ve never seen. Beautiful images!

  7. wow
    such great photographs
    wonderful colors


  8. Terri Porter says:

    Some amazing captures! I think you got a couple that I didn’t manage to capture and it’s fun to see everyone’s different images. It was such a fun day sharing this place with friends and enjoying something we all love. And you’re right — it was as if we had known each other for years! Hope we can do it again soon.

  9. Your images are stunning!!!

  10. Absolutely amazing how many there are. Just gorgeous. You nailed each shot to perfection

  11. These are BEAUTIFUL- such detail and clarity! I can’t wait to visit this place- we recently moved to Prescott, AZ and are still exploring the area.