Stratoz sums up his butterfly impulse:
My school only closed once for snow the winter of 2014-15 and it wasn’t till March. What was a biology and horticulture teacher to do. Design a new butterfly suncatcher to bring some hope for spring blooms and their pollinators. Aldora means “winged Gift.”
He had an “If then, then that” statement formulated the night before, “If the school cancels, then I will make butterflies.” What a lovely sequence!
This photo captures a sign of hope in addition to the butterfly: the dormers of three of the houses across the street which were rebuilt after a fire. It has been 5 years since that night of flames, and I still am grateful to see my neighbors back in their homes.