Archive for the ‘Butterflies’ Category


A Butterfly (Traditionally Symbolizing Resurrection as Well as the Soul Rising From the Body) With the Motto “Love Is Immortality” Carved on a Contemporary Granite Headstone Found at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 7,  2017)

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A Faux Wood Carving of a Stylized Moose (Made of Plastic) Graces the Base of a Granite Headstone at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Westborough, MA

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A Sand Sculpture of a Sea Nymph Dancing With Butterflies Seen at Last Year’s Master Sand Sculpting Competition at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire

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A Tiny Angel Communes With a Butterfly That Has Alighted on the Back of Her Hand As She Rests Atop a Granite Headstone at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA

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A Cartoonish Turtle on Top of a Marble Pedestal Seen Inside Herb Mackey’s Metal Sculpture Yard on Derby Street in Salem, MA

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A Weather-Beaten Fairy Sits With a Large Blossom in Her Lap While Holding a Tiny Butterfly in Her Right Palm at Pine Grove Cemetery in Spencer, MA

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A Cherub Communes With a Butterfly at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Westborough, MA


A Wee Fairy Gently Holds a Delicate Butterfly in the Palms of Her Hands at Mount Zion Cemetery in Webster, MA


A Curious Angel Marvels at the Delicate Butterfly Fluttering on the Tips of Her Fingers at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester, MA


A Butterfly (Traditionally Symbolizing Resurrection as Well as the Soul Rising From the Body) With the Motto “Love Is Immortality” Carved on a Contemporary Granite Headstone Found at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT