Saturday, 3 May 2008

Marley In Stratford-Upon-Avon

On Thursday it was my mums birthday, so my sisters and I took her for a day out in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The town is about 45 miles North of Cheltenham, and is the home of world famous bard William Shakespeare. Stratford is a lovely place with the river Avon running through its heart, though it is over run with tourists. We had a great time visiting Stratford's Butterfly Farm, enjoying a pub lunch and strolling by the river. We also managed to avoid the morning showers! Today and tomorrow I'll show you some of the photos I took. Enjoy.


One of the dozens of large blue butterflies at the Butterfly Farm.

Tree frogs in one of the natural world display cabinets.

Striking red, white and black butterfly.

A colour changing Chameleon.

My sisters, who were petrified of the butterflies!

Come back tomorrow for some photos of Shakespeare. Have a good Saturday.

14 comments:

Rambling Round said...

What beautiful butterflies! That blue one is really striking.

Louis la Vache said...

Le bleu est vraiment un papillon très beau!

Tanya said...

Awesome pictures! Funny about your sisters being afraid of the butterflies!

• Eliane • said...

I love the frogs! With a little garlic it is just delicious. ;)

Chuck Pefley said...

Love the frogs! The larger one looks so protective of the smaller -:) And Marley, I can't imagine why your sisters would be so afraid of butterflies. Really? Well, a happy belated birthday to your Mum, anyway.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I'm so glad I checked your blog just now. I'm going to bed with the beautiful images of those gorgeous butterflies (the froggies look so cute too!). Thanks, Marley. :)

May you have a lovely Saturday too.

Hyde DP said...

I too love the photo of the frogs.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photography of what appears to have been a neat day for you and family.

D.C. Confidential said...

Gorgeous butterflies! The blue one is especially breathtaking (and reminds me that I need to go to our Natural History Museum and see their butterfly exhibit) and the tree frogs are fun. The National Geographic has a tree and dart poison frog exhibit going on at their Explorers' Hall through May 11. I took a bunch of pictures a while back and had a blast!

I'll bet your mother had a lovely time with all of you! And what great memories you will all share.

magiceye said...

these are beautiful pictures...
waiting to 'see' shakespeare..!

Cavite Daily Photos said...

jajaja I really laughed when I saw the photo of your petrified sister because you know what? I myself am soooooo Afraid of those Butterflies! Their Like little Monsters! jajaja Very nice Photos! Just new to Daily Phto Blogging and am hoping to be in the CDP List. Please Visit my site one time^^

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Neva said...

Yep, those butterflies are scary aren't they? nice shot.

Jackie said...

I love the treefrogs picture - what gorgeous creatures!

Ming the Merciless said...

If they are petrified of butterflies, I can only imagine their responses when they saw the chameleon. :-)

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