Butterflies In SelmaThursday, September 18, 2008
My new friend Janet in Selma has a *beautiful* blog about her city - and told me about the civic project that they're working on right now.
(The pics in this post are from her)
I am crazy about these - carousel horses in Meridian, fishing lures around Montgomery, big fish in Gadsden, catfish in Belzoni, peanuts in Dothan, alligators in Lake Charles, pelicans in Pensacola - but what makes these butterflies completely different from all the others is that they are not being made out of fiberglass and brought in from out-of-state, but rather handcrafted from wood by a resident:
Selma is the "Butterfly Capital of Alabama".
The finished butterflies will be unveiled in time for the Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival (October 10-11...Kathryn Tucker Windham will be there as the master of ceremonies!) and Riverfront Market Day. Here is a sneak peek of one of the painted butterflies that Janet sent me:
Black Belt Treasures, and shop for quilts in Gee's Bend while we're in that part of the state! I wonder if all of Tyree McCloud's quilt murals will be up by then...