“Living is not enough ” said the butterfly, “One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” -- Hans Christian Anderson
I do not know anyone who does not love butterflies. Garden and butterfly have to go together. To me, a butterfly symbolizes freedom, beauty and rebirth.
I have a group of small butterflies in my front garden, pictured above, purchased from a catalog many years ago. I moved them around every so often. They are usually placed among the low-growing flowering plants such as primrose and ageratum.
This aluminum butterfly, with missing colored stones due to wear and tear from the weather and aging, was another gift from my son. It was made by the same artist who made the angel. I kept both in my back garden. I consider the butterfly as a companion piece for the angel.
I have just picked up 2 new ones, quite colorful and appealing, with stained glass wings and glass-bead bodies, among many different styles and colors, from The Home Depot. They were relatively inexpensive ($9.98 each) and would not be difficult to replace should they fail the endurance test during the winter months.