Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Last Thursday Pearl, Rose and I all traveled south to the state of Michoacan and the small town of Angangueo. This time of year, tucked away in the mountains surrounding Angangueo, the Monarch flutterbys who have traveled from Canada, migrate to Mexico for the winter. 

My words and fotos cannot do justice to this magical event.

When we arrived Thursday evening we went for a short hike. Nice to be back in the mountains.
We love trees.
Beautiful moon, mountains and girls.
The morning of our journey to the flutterbys.
Friday morning we rented 3 horses for the 1 hour ride into the forest. The guides gave me the smallest horse of the 3. I think it was for comic relief. I had a smile on my face the whole way down just imagining how funny I looked. I had to hold my feet up so they wouldn't hit the rocks. Oh, and my giant feet in my Chaco sandals couldn't fit into the stirrups of the tiny saddle so I must have been quite a site.
On the ground behind Rose are
thousands of Monarchs getting a drink.
A pine tree weighted down by the flutterbys.
If you are quiet the sounds of the flutterbys fluttering by is the only sound you can hear.


1 comment:

  1. I am sooooo jealous! I have wanted to do that for years now. What a fantastical experience for you and the girls.