Last Sunday- Ms. Rittenhouse- her daughter- granddaughter and I went to the 2008 Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens.
For those of you who have never been there- Powell Gardens is a nature retreat located on U.S. 50 in extreme northwestern Johnson County MO..Like the Kauffman Memorial Gardens here in K.C.- Powell Gardens contains a phethora of flowers and fauna native to the Central States- along with other more exotic varieties.
There is also a variety of sculptures and statuary throughout the Garden.
There's a trolley service on weekends- for Powell Gardens is quite expansive with a number of walking trails. There is a chapel available for weddings
and such- also a picnic area just inside the main gate.
But this particular time it was the beauty of butterflies that drew us and thousands of others the past 2 weekends.
I encourage my fellow citizens to support this beautiful gem of our Metro area- for they do not ask for taxpayer subsidies or tax relief.