Last week at the Art and Sole event in Westerwood, we saw the lovely view above in the backyard of one of the artists. The art event was such a memorable experience; an opportunity to see not only the artists' creativity, but also the beautiful yards they have created for themselves. This Crestland Avenue home sports a giant monarch butterfly in the backyard.
Feeling the Mary Poppins' winds of change in the air this weekend and seeing this beautiful handmade butterfly, remind us that, in less than two weeks, the monarchs should be flying through Greensboro on their return trip to Mexico. Here is a page where you can get an app and become involved in tracking their progress-- great for teachers, homeschool families, and anyone with a general interest in nature. You can also contact All-A-Flutter in Guilford County to learn more about the migration of the butterflies. They will be having a monarch butterfly release party on October 15th- always a popular event.
We are fortunate to live in a community with many talented artists who care about nature. The combination of the two is magical. Were Mary Poppins to fly through, likely, she would say it is "practically perfect in every way."