Saturday, July 21, 2007

Butterfly and Pansies

Snapped this one a few weeks ago while at the Saturday Farmer's Market. The pansies are a part of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, located on the Hamilton corner of the Capitol Square. Each spring a ceremony is held to honor those who have died in the line of duty, and new names are engraved in the side of the memorial. It's a good year when no new names are added! Dense crowds and various political action groups set up around that corner made it impossible to get a good pic of the memorial in its entirety, but you can see an evening picture of it by clicking the link above. In the language of flowers, pansies stand for "thoughts" -- a fitting reminder that we should keep these brave men and women, and their families, in our thoughts.


Jana said...

Oh, how pretty! I'd never be so fortunate as to capture something like that.

Very cool memorial, too.

Heather said...

Thank you! I was rather surprised to stumble upon it myself, especially with how close I was able to get without scaring the butterfly off.