Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PEACHES AND BUTTERFLIES

Rob and I with "Paula and Peter Peach"!
 Last Saturday, Rob and I went on a little road trip. We headed over Niagara way to the Winona Peach Festival. I've been wanting to go for years, as I enjoy these small town festivals. We spent the morning there; roamed the arts and crafts booths, played some bingo, shopped in the vendor area, looked at the antique cars, watched some entertainment on the main stage, and of course ate lots of peachy goodness!
We started our visit with peach pie, regular and blueberry.
Rob with the 2013 Peach Queen and Princesses.
Yummy Peach Sundae with Strawberries.
We ended our festival visit after lunch with a Peach Sundae for dessert, I think this booth had the longest line, they were delicious.

We made a detour on our way home to stop into a butterfly garden I had recently learned about. This small but lovely park is named The Urquhart Butterfly Garden after Frank Urquhart, who started the Monarch Butterfly Migration monitoring program in the 1970's. The garden is pesticide free and is home to many different native plants that the butterflies love.

We spent an hour there before heading home and saw many Cabbage Whites, a couple Monarchs, a couple Pearl Crescents and a few Orange Sulphurs. I look forward to a return visit.

The entrance to the garden.
The small, but beautiful Pearl Crescent.
Orange Sulphur, first time I got a good look at one!
 It was a great summer road trip!
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