Jun 7th, 2013

Flashback Friday


by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sometimes, if you create something brilliant, you create a timeless work of art that people want to see again and again.  I guess this could be said of the butterfly. Its magical transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is a symbol of hope and inspiration for so many.  People come from near and far to see Butterflies LIVE!  all summer long. It seems to attract people like a nectar plant attracts butterflies.  But today, I want to talk about another brilliant thing that I keep coming back to, a video interview of our 2009 Butterflies LIVE! butterfly wrangler, Jay Forehand.  Sometimes, when you have the perfect mix of zany expression and passion, you find that interviewing a subject also becomes a magical and transformative experience.  One such moment for me is when Baylen Forcier of RVA Mag interviewed Jay.


RVA Interviews – Jay Forehand from RVA TV on Vimeo.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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