A Happy Easter with Spring Butterflies
Happy Easter! Spring and Easter go hand in hand and butterflies are my favourite harbinger of sunny days and warm weather (well, in England we can at least hope). I grew up in Canada in Southern Ontario and when I was very young my family moved to a new town. The subdivision where we bought our house was still largely undeveloped, there were many wide open fields and those were the days where you could call on some friends and go off and play all day long and explore the neighbourhood. It was spring time and there were butterflies fluttering everywhere - in the fields, in our back yard, as you walked through the streets. My parents bought me a butterfly net and while I don't recall catching any (lucky for them!) I had lots of fun trying (or maybe I cried in frustration, that's more plausible).
Now, these may not be real butterflies as pictured above but they are beautiful all the same. This is a piece from Su Blackwell's breathtaking exhibit that I saw in Edinburgh a while back. (I've been holding off on posting in the hopes of interviewing Su but I haven't had the time!) She cuts from old story books and creates these exquisite pop-up vignettes that are just magical, you feel as if you've been drawn into a fairytale land by merely being in their presence.
From the very talented Lenaah's Flickr
If you like butterflies, you can read a post from my trip to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario a few years back here