BUTTERFLIES & BLOOMS – Spring is the magical time of year when buds transform to blooms and the chrysalis cracks open to reveal beautiful butterflies. An exhibit on display through October, titled Butterflies and Blooms, is now available at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. When you’re there you can see a dazzling array of butterflies including monarchs, swallowtails and admirals. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog check out pics from past conservatory exhibits including Playland at the Beach and Boomtown Barbary Coast. See beautiful examples of Mother Nature’s designs as they flit about roaming from daisies to sunflowers to zinnias as they drink nectar and become dusted by pollen. The Butterfly Bungalow protects free-flying insects as well as displays the transformations that occur inside the cocoon. The bug’s body liquefies reorganizing all of its cells from a caterpillar into a butterfly. This powerful message of change and transformation applies universally as we shed our winter layer and bask in the warmth of the spring sun.