Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hershey Gardens Part II

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  and NF Winged


 I have some more photos to share from my Hershey Gardens visit.. While at Hershey I was lucky to include some sky and fence shots for Skywatch Friday and Tex's Good Fence memes..Some other shots were of the moon from my yard and of course I had to throw in a yardbird.   





The day before I took a shot of the almost full moon and the almost Supermoon..



Before leaving for Hershey Gardens, I had to check out my yard birds. It seems I have become overrun with these House Sparrows.. This one is sitting on the pokeberry bush..


Another prettie from the Hershey Butterfly House.. A Queen butterfly..


The entrance to the children's garden and walkway to the butterfly house..this shot include a clear sky and some pretty fences too.



For Tex's Good Fence meme... here is a fence with some pretty roses was all around the pond. 

Above is a scene from the gardens showing the pretty blue sky with some puffy white clouds. It was perfect weather for walking around the gardens, not too hot and no humidity. I love these lovely plants.. Elephant Ears.


For the NF Winged part of my post. I am sharing another one of my favorite butterflies..It is called the Zebra Longwing..


Another shot of the Zebra Longwing...It is beautiful!


This colorful moon was also taken the morning before the actual supermoon..I like the color of this setting moon..The moon shots were all taken hand held using my Canon SX40HS, no special lenses were necessary.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences
and for anything that has wings check out NF Winged

Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday also thanks to Monica of NF Winged!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

88 comments:

Irma said...

These are beautiful pictures, Eileen.
The moon is really great two different colors.
Single-handedly created the night and the other in the morning.
The butterflies I like also, especially on photo three.
Best regards, Irma

bruce ruston said...

Really lovely photos, superb butterflies.

Phil Slade said...

"Snap" with the House Sparrow Eileen, but I hope they don't invade your Bluebirds houses as David says they do. The Zebra Longwing is a real beauty, such a different shape from most butterflies I see.

Sue said...

Good morning, Eileen
Great photos--I really like the Zebra Longwing. You had some great weather for visiting. I don't think you get too many NOT humid days in Pennsylvania. Good deal!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely garden to take pictures.. Really beautiful.. A regard..

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, Eileen. I love your moon photos. The Children's Garden looks very inviting; what a charming place to spend the day. Love your butterflies too. Hope you have a nice day.

Karen S. said...

Why am I so hungry for chocolate now? Hehehe! What beautiful captures, it looks like a lovely place to visit!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wasn't that a spectacular moon! I would love to see that butterfly house.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I would love to visit the garden to see the butterflies!

✿ chica said...

Belíssimo jardim, florido, pássaros e a rainha lua., maravilhosa! bjs, chica

ulla laiho said...

The striped butterfly appears to come from the world of fairytales. What a beautiful setting and lovely photos.

Ileana said...

Great pictures! We have seen the same moon!:)) It was beautiful!
Have a nice day!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous butterflies. i love the zebra blur ... so neat ... he was ready to fly. ( :

is this near the Hershey park? that is Pennsylvania right? i wonder how we missed it? i think we were there maybe 6 years. there was the smell of chocolate in the air ... so yummy.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

HERSHEY Gardens? Wow....I would be there in a flash. Love the name, and loved the butterfly images Eileen.

Caroline Gill said...

As ever, some magnificent photos, Eileen! I just love the Zebra Longwing ... so unlike a butterfly I have ever seen, and the stunning Queen Butterfly. I wonder if you have Emperors, too? Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.

Lynne said...

As you know, I love your shots of the moon . . . and the color on the last shot is wonderful.
I really like the little sparrow sitting amongst the Pokeberry . . .

Mary Cromer said...

Oh My your moon shots are incredible. I used to be able to get some good ones and then set the setting on camera a little differently and now all I get is a big white spots and I have tried to figure out what I changed bit to no avail. Those butterflies are wonderful, we do not have that variety here~

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! Really like your moon shots, and those butterflies are amazing too. Your fences are nice too!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; I love the way you started this post and closed with the moon shots♡♡♡
How sweet the Sparrow is and the Hershey Butterfly is gorgeous :-) I am SO amazed by the Zebra Longwing; how unique and elegant it is♬♬♬
PS> I could take photos of the butterfly I've never seen; looking forward to post p;)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Nice fences for Thursday good fences. I like your other pictures as well.

Mama Zen said...

You take the best moon shots!

Sandra said...

i like all your fences today, can't decide which i like best. awesome moon shot..

georgettesullins said...

What beautiful butterflies you captured.
That is a lovely fence surrounding the garden.

georgettesllins said...

The butterfly photos are such lovely captures. Nice job.
And the fence around the roses is so lovely, too, dressed in white.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the look around the garden area. :) pretty longwing, too! we've had a bunch of house sparrows this year. lovely moon shots!

Rose said...

Oh, I did enjoy these...I really loved the entrance photo...loved the sunflowers on either side of the entrance. And the Hershey Kisses on top!

DeniseinVA said...

Your moon shots are impressive Eileen. I love the butterflies and the little sparrow. I have been noticing a lot of sparrows lately, they love splashing around in the bird bath. Very pretty shots at Hershey. Happy day to you :)

LV said...

Each shot is so nice in its on way. I loved all your presentation.

Small City Scenes said...

Every shot a beauty. What a wonderful place to visit. I like the Butterflies. That Zebra one is so exotic. MB

Linda W. said...

Love your moon shots! And the butterfly photos are very nice too.

Felicia said...

Oh Wow Eileen, how cool is this. I was just there last week and in fact my winged post is butterflies from the house. When were you there? won't it be funny if we were there the same time.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful place, butterfly, bird and moon shots. This is a place I would love to visit this place one day.

Pat said...

Beautiful shots. Love those butterflies.

Karen said...

My yard is full of house sparrows this week! Beautiful butterflies, always admire your moon shots!

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! Wonderful shots, as always. Love the butterfly shots,particularly the Queen butterfly!!

Indrani said...

These are all lovely captures. Enjoyed seeing them all.

Debby Ray said...

Lovely moon shots! And the butterflies and fences a beautiful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. I love the moon and the gorgeous butterflies.

Marie said...

More gorgeous shots from Hershey! Love the butterflies. Sure wish I had known to go there when we were up that way! Love the moon, too!

Happyone said...

You take the best moon shots!!
Oh love those butterfly shots.

George said...

I think we're going to have to get to Hersey Gardens one of these days. It looks absolutely beautiful, and your photos are wonderful. I also like your moon pictures.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful set! What's there not to like? :) That zebra longwing is a pretty butterfly. I've only seen them in butterfly houses though.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen... Love seeing the moon, the butterflies, the birds , etc... Gorgeous Gardens... It's neat also that they have a Children's Garden. It is so important for children to learn about gardening and develop an interest in it at a young age... Love it!

Hugs,
Betsy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Isn't the sign and gate of the children's garden pretty! And you've taken the most beautiful photos of the moon. We didn't get to see it but I know I can always count on you! Hugs!

Icy BC said...

I love your moon shots They are so gorgeous, and the garden center with butterflies is such a delight!

Our photos said...

Wow, that's nice. I love the butterflies !

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures for the day, Eileen, as always! I love the moon shot and the birds and butterflies are so colorful and delightful! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!!

A Quiet Corner said...

The Zebra Longwing is also a resident of the Butterfly Farm I go to when in Aruba! Awesome moon shots, Eileen...:)JP

Valerie said...

Fabulous moon captures Eileen - well done. Those butterflies are exquisite too. Thank you for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

would you tell us what kind of lens you used for the moon it is awesome! ~ Great photos as always ~ for SWF ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Zizi Santos said...

Uma lua maravilhosa!
um jardim com borboletas! adorei!
a natureza é perfeita!
você retrata muito bem!
bjos
zizi

Gaelyn said...

Great shots of the moon and I Love the butterfly gardens.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your photos of the moon are amazing, and I cannot remember enjoying garden and butterfly photos more than I have in this series. This is definitely a place I'll have to add to my list!

I hope you've had a good week, Eileen--It's autumn in August, isn't it?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome moon shots and of course pretty butterflies!!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the moon. Also love the captures in the garden. The butterflies are beauties.

Al said...

A nice selection of photos. I've never been to Hershey Gardens.

Brian King said...

Great photos of the moon! That's a gorgeous butterfly! Very pretty gardens.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely views - the little bird is so sweet. Awesome moon. When I see the words "Children's Garden" I often think of sweet little children sprouting up from the ground.

The happy wanderer. said...

The gardens look a great place for butterflies and plants. My husband took some photos of the supermoon and said it really was brighter than when it was more distant.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful garden with lovely butterflies. Fantastic shot of the moon.

Gert said...

Lovely photos! Great shots!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I really love your moon shots because I haven't seen a moon in forever. Alaska in the summer is not a good place for lunar viewing.

The Zebra Longwing is Florida's State Butterfly. And thus is one of the few I recognize. Beautiful shots.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Great shots!I like the pictures of the supermoon and the butterflies!The fences are very preety!Have a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Hershey Gardens looks like a wonderful spot! Love your moon shots!!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots - what a glorious moon!

Elaine said...

Lovely shots of the Hershey Gardens! When we visited there it was in October so a little different views, but the garden was still beautiful. We've been to Hershey a couple of times for car shows, and the rides were all closed, but we did get to enjoy Hershey World. A fun place to visit. Gorgeous shots of the butterflies too.

Jill c",) said...

That butterfly picture where amazing!!

Have a nice weekende Eileen:)))

lina@women perspective said...

Awesome moon shots, Eileen.
The Hersey Gardens is a wonderful place to visit.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That butterfly is amazing!!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

pattisjarrett said...

That's a pretty butterfly. How nice to have a children's garden. We have a bumper crop of House Sparrows, too.

maryaustria said...

A wonderful garden! So beautiful! Great shots ... I love the third one!

Debbie said...

oohhhhh it all looks so familiar, so beautiful!!

awesome shots of the moon!!

Laloofah said...

I thought you'd probably get some amazing moon photos! :-) The birds and butterflies and flowers are a fun bonus! That Queen butterfly shot is my absolute favorite! So beautiful.

Susan (ABON) said...

What a lovely place! The butterflies are beautiful, as well as the blooms. Looks like a place I would enjoy visiting. Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

NatureFootstep said...

I love those pretty butterflies. :)

Magia da Inês said...

°º。✿
Fotos super lindas!
Amei a terceira foto... fantástica!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
·..✿✿⊱

Poppy said...

Such pretty photos! I love the first butterfly pic for its contrasting colours and sense of airiness.

Have a great weekend, Eileen!

Poppy

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Really outstanding photography! Love the butterflies and oh, that orange Moon! Wow! Have a pleasant weekend!

fredamans said...

Wonderful shots, all of them.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Wow - gorgeous moon shots, beautiful creatures, and lovely fences!

Lindy

thomas said...

Beautiful garden and i am seeing moon everywhere.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such a beautiful place!! Great Moon shot!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The fence around the children's garden is pretty special.

NatureFootstep said...

a great moon and lots of gorgeous butterflies. :)

Celeste said...

That is a beautiful picture of the queen butterfly Eileen, lovely composition against the purple blossom.

Helma said...


Really great to see. The moon is beautiful and in your last picture, the moon is just fantastic. Beautiful butterflies and orange in picture 3 is great! The other pictures of the entrance and the plants are really beautiful to see. A very beautiful piece of nature:-)

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

That is nice fences and big also.
You have visit a lovely place with beautiful butterfly's and flowers.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh good heavens, that shot of the moon is spectacular -- they are all wonderful but that one knocked my socks off!