Thank you Rockee and Jory

Attended this wonderful event and it deserves to becomes a regular one.  Just the right partnership for the Mockingbird Garden up at 21st and n D st.  City of Lake Worth .  With two Butterfly enthusiast Rockee Rococo  and  Jory Gray Grozier,   12891689_10208018898685573_7598845671811829951_othe timing could not have been better.  Been following their enthusiasm on face book and Sunday they shared  their Butterfly discoveries. There were hand crafted mock up replicas of  the butterfly  in it’s various  stages for the kids to identify. and rewarded for their finds with  gifts i.e. tickets to Butterfly World and coloring books depicting butterflies even Butterfly calendars were on hand.

the feeding stage

the caterpillar stage 

A different take on the Easter Egg Hunt.  It was wonderfulDSCN9717  Great timing as it was Easter and the last Sunday of the month breakfast at the Scottish Rite  brought out many families.  The garden was full with  the early birds.DSCN9712

photo by Leonard Bryant captured early in the day

 captured early in the day             photo by Leonard Bryant                         

The various stages of the butterfly were reproduced  if you look at this photo below the pupa is so small next to the one Rockee crafted.  Photos were also nearby to identify what they were looking at. They were careful to keep it all natural and not a single plastic egg in sight.

THE PUPA side by side

THE PUPA side by side



she loved her arm painted delicately to match her outfit.

she loved her arm painted delicately to match her outfit.


It was a great outing for families and those who support the monthly breakfast.DSCN9736 And some of us ended up just chilling in the garden with friends. DSCN9740DSCN9735

and right on cue comes the Monarch for a bit of nectar from the Milkweed plant

right on cue  the Monarch lands  for a bit of nectar from the Milkweed plant

An awesome experience for anyone who did not realize like myself that the only host the Monarch thrives on is the Milkweed plant.  Want to get a Milkweed plant,  I understand Smarty Plants on n Dixie has them.  Thank you Rockee and Jory for igniting my curiosity.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to Thank you Rockee and Jory

  1. Elise Crohn says:

    Great documentation of a beautiful and inspiring event! I wasn’t able to attend but felt like I got to experience it through your blog!

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