Lumimari Art Blog

Bits and pieces of my work and everyday life

Butterflies

We believe that if the first butterfly you see in the year is yellow - you will have an adventurous and happy Summer...Some believe it has to be white instead :) And did you know that people used to kill the first butterfly they saw, because of a superstition?! People of the Middle Ages believed that witches have the ability to transform themselves into butterflies and steal butter and other milk products. Apparently some butterflies like to fly around butter vats :). Hence the word for butterfly in English. German Schmetterling/schmetten comes from russian word smetana.  Words like Molkendiep and Botterlicker have the same etymology.

That was a long story, but here is a free April 2016 desktop calendar for you. Or two: the week starting with Sunday or Monday, however you like it best :) Thank you for reading my blog and have a great weekend!