Conservatory of Flowers III: Butterflies

One room at the Conservatory of Flowers is filled with butterflies. Well, “filled” may be too strong a term; in fact, when we first walked in and I saw a butterfly flitting away from me, I was disappointed that it seemed to be the only one.

Then I noticed one on the windows.

And another one.

And then I realized there were dozens – maybe hundreds – of them in there, but only a few were in the air at any one time. And they were all different colors and sizes. Very impressive!

There’s also has a case in which butterflies in chrysalis were evolving from their caterpillar forms, some of them having already emerged.

A few of the many colorful butterflies we saw:



Another butterfly!

My favorite butterfly!

Naturally, I highly recommend visiting the Conservatory if you have the chance. It’s great!

Grease Monkey Book 2

I’m a huge fan of Tim Eldred’s Grease Monkey, and was floored when the whole story came out in hardcover from Tor a few years back, after a couple of aborted attempts to publish it as a comic book in the 1990s.

It looks like Eldred’s working on a sequel, and he’s posting the chapters one-a-month at the Grease Monkey web site. Awesome! Since new comics are delayed until tomorrow due to Memorial Day, maybe tonight I’ll read the chapters he’s published so far!