This past week I experienced spectacular nature on display in many forms when I visited Niagara Falls.  The above photos were just one stop along the way at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory.  I had never been to a butterfly conservatory, so I arrived astounded and walked around several times before I could get my fill of the sheer magic I was immersed in.  Butterflies landed on me, around me, perched on every surface and were unfazed by the presence of all their admirers.  This experience typified the Niagara experience as a whole – a rare opportunity to encounter something so wild and natural and make it so tangible.