Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pacific Grove-Monarch Butterflies

Pacific Grove, California  is one of my favorite places to visit. It is known for the being a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. These winged beauties migrate in the fall and spend the winter months in this lovely coastal town.  Monarch butterflies are seen on homes, signs and buildings throughout the area .  This house is known as the Butterfly house and was a couple blocks away from where we stayed. It makes me smile!

The entrance sign to Pacific Grove or Butterfly Town U.S.A.

Decorated old fashioned lamp posts

Streetside gardens include monarchs too!

If you look closely this historic building's stained glass windows are adorned with monarchs!

Pacific Grove is delightful town with a very pretty mascot.

Hope you enjoy Outdoor Wednesdays, make sure to check out Susan this week at A Southern Daydreamer.  She is always the sweetest hostess!


  1. Fun house! And it must be neat to live there and see all the Monarch butterflies.

  2. wow, that a very colorful house! Monarch butterflies are such beautiful and delicate creatures.

  3. That house was neat...though I wouldn't want them to be my neighbor. :) Isn't that terrible? You go to the neatest places.

  4. This is lovely! I went to Pacific Grove on a rainy February afternoon and spent hours watching the butterflies, totally enthralled. The guide stories were very interesting--butterfly courtship is not for the faint of heart!

    Love the pictures of your dogs. I'm glad they "found" you.

  5. I love that house! I can see why it makes you smile, it looks like a happy place. We have butterflies come through on their way to Mexico, and when they are swarming it's just magical. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Kathy

  6. Wow, that house is really colorful. It would be so interesting to see all those butterflies.

  7. What a cool house...so very colorful! Your photos are so lovely.

    Jane (artfully graced)

  8. I didn't know any of this . That house is so fantastic . I love butterflies . I have some Monarchs come by in the Spring , I think they are migrating because that's the only time I see them .Wonderful Outdoor Post.8~)

  9. okay...that is one wild house...not sure I'd want to live next door or in it for that matter...but it is an attraction I am sure!
    this is a neat town...thanks for taking us there!
    have a wonderful weekend friend!

  10. Hi Sonia! Nice to hear from you! That is an amazing "OUT THERE" butterfly house! Wow !!! We saw some beautiful ones this summer on Mackinaw Island...So many different kinds and colors! Have a great week sweetie, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  11. Hi Sonia...

    My friend, I was just elated to find a sweet little note from you today!!! It's been awhile since we've visited! How are you doing, my friend? I sure do hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We actually celebrated ours yesterday...waited for the kids to get here! Now...I'm busy trying to get all the "aftermath" cleaned up! Hehe!

    Ohhh...I just loved visiting Pacific Grove through your fabulous photos! I'd love to visit there someday! I just love these pretty towns with all of there specialty shops...ohhh, and those old looking street lamps are just so endearing!!! What fun to see the "Butterfly House"...can you imagine the fun those people had creating that? It's awesome!!! Bet you had a fabulous time visiting at Pacific Grove!!!

    Well Darlin'...thank you so much for coming by today! I've missed visiting with you! Hope that my little note finds you and your family doing well!!!

    Love ya, Sweetie!
    Chari @Happy To Design


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