A small thing for the Bucket List, but one never-the-less. I have always wanted to visit a butterfly sanctuary, and it finally happened.
Walking into that sheltered world of warm breezes, tropical flowers and rainbow-hued butterflies elicited pure joy. They are truly elusive, delicate, spectacular beings, and like rainbows they are fragile and short-lived.
As they flutter about you there is almost a giddy feeling of lightness. Examined up close, each is a work of art, a topographical map, a photo of a distant planet.