I love butterflies. I enjoy photographing them. This one I saw on a bike ride last summer. They are such beautiful creatures. Their transformation from caterpillar to flying artwork is amazing. When the sun shines through their wings, they look like stained glass windows in the air. Their symbolism of new life always reminds me of hope and freedom.
Today there is a special celebration taking place in Southington, CT to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. There will be a special ceremony, butterfly bushes will be planted, a large mural will be unveiled, butterflies hatched from kits will be released and knitted & crocheted butterflies will be hung along a path in an outdoor yarn graffiti style.
When I heard about this from one of my crochet students (Celeste – thank you!), my daughters and I were glad to crochet a few butterflies to add to the festivities.