Katie May’s Butterfly Joy placed third in the People and Families category of our annual Picture Plymouth photo contest.
Taken with an iPhone X on the deck of her Plymouth home, the photo features May’s daughter Jennette, who was 4 years old at the time the picture was taken, and a monarch butterfly that had just been released. “… she landed on my daughter’s head for a quick ‘goodbye’ before flying off,” May says. “My daughter and I have a summer hobby of raising monarch caterpillars, and we released around 40 butterflies last summer and fall. [Jennette] loves to take care of the caterpillars and butterflies and is always very excited to release them and wave goodbye as they fly off.”
“I love the photo because it captures the joy and love my daughter has for the butterflies,” May says. “She lives life with enthusiasm that is often visible in her facial expressions, and seeing how excited she gets about things like butterflies gives me a lot of joy, as well”