From the moment I laid eyes on this butterfly garden set smack in the middle of the town park in Fredericksburg, Texas, I felt like I was 6 years old and it was Christmas morning. I am not the nature type or even a person with a green thumb, but I love to photograph all of it. Butterflies, in particular, fascinate me because of the changes that they go through in their span of life. Butterflies represent what I believe we all go through to learn over our lifetime. We all learn, we all grow, we evolve, and hopefully, in the end, we all know the meaning of peace and transformation and the purpose of it.
When I stumbled upon this Butterfly Garden I was shocked because it wasn’t controlled, or artificial, it was out in the open, in a park, free to the public, and there were hundreds of butterflies. With the peace and serenity that washed over me as I walked up to it, it’s one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited.