What if someone told you that you could be more beautiful than you ever imagined, get attention from every one who sees you and be the envy of those who knew you before your transformaton. The only catch would be that you’d die the next day. I doubt many people would agree to that. But every day, millions of catepillars take the offer and magically transform into butterflies. Some of these butterflies only live for one day I was told. Nature’s cruel joke on them.
When I’m in my hometown, Columbus, Ohio, I love going to the Franklin Park Conservatory. A sprawling park and conservatory, it contains many beautiful plants and fauna from around the world, including an extensive bonzai tree exhibit. But the most popular part of the conservatory is the butterfly exhibit. Each day, the conservatory releases new butterflies to fly in the controlled space. You can’t help but be inspired by it and realize how beautiful the simplest creatures can be.
Here are photographs that I’ve taken at the conservatory that I’d like to share with you. Columbus is my hometown so it’s not a place I consider a travel destination. But perhaps you’ll find yourself in Columbus one day and if you do, be sure to visit the butterflies at the Franklin Park Conservatory. And also, cheer on those Buckeyes.
Where is one place in the city/town that you live in or come from that you would tell a visitor to go see?