But first lets go back to the Nicholas Roerich Museum, and the inspiring paintings of Roerich (Russian; 1874-1947). I thought his rich landscapes could be terrific motivations for multiple lessons. For example, when teaching perspective - use these paintings to show foreground, mid-ground, background. (By the way, Roerich spent part of his life residing in the Himalayas, which is why so many of these majestic mountains appear in his work.)
Now back to the butterflies.... This was my second visit to the Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History. It appears butterflies like me. Last time (three years ago), one landed on my hair like a hair ornament and wouldn't leave. This year, one landed on my backpack/purse, another on my forehead, and a giant one on my cheek! How lucky am I?? By the way, if you want to have a butterfly experience and you will be in NYC, the Conservatory will be at the museum for another month or two.
And a few other butterfly beauties...
I love knowing I can have inspiring travels without having to fly across an ocean!
Thank you, NYC!