Friends Behind the Flutter

When we first met, we became instant friends.  Our kids were close in age, we shared a love for roses, gardening, cooking and of course our Obsession with Butterflies!

Vickie and Aly

Vickie Cole

I’m a Wife, Mother and lover of Nature.  Some of my favorite things include growing old garden roses, butterfly gardening, photography, graphic design, cats, games of all sorts, cooking, playing piano and raising butterflies.

Here are some things you may not know about me; I’m a retired hairdresser, I’m obviously fascinated with bugs and I’m the “computer geek” behind the Obsession With Butterflies website and Flutter-Blog along with several other web sites and blogs.  I’ve been building and maintaining various web sites for over 16 years and I’m completely self taught.

Taylor's Butterfly


My daughter Taylor, who’s fascination with butterflies as a child helped to enhance my Obsession for Butterflies.  Together we’ve raised thousands of butterflies, doing our part to increase butterfly awareness and the population of butterflies in Orange County. I’m so proud to say she is growing up as a kind, generous, and gentle natured person with a respect for all living things.

My hope is that others are inspired to introduce butterfly gardening to their friends and family, and by gardening organically, without the use of pesticides, will also benefit birds and other important pollinators. Grab your gardening gloves, get the kids outside, plant a few flowers and help to bring back a touch of nature to your neighborhood for yourself and future generations to enjoy!

Kristen D’Angelo

I am a dreamer who has soared upon the wings of butterflies. Like rainbows or fairies, as a young girl, I treasured butterflies, because they provided a space for my imagination, a field for my dreams. Life blossomed forth and even though I grew to be an adult, I always kept the door open to the place where I flew with butterflies!

Kristen D’Angelo

The blessing of three wonderful children, a degree in Social Ecology and a career as a Social Worker saw the realization of many of my personal aspirations, however, I continued to imagine and dream. Like a butterfly moving through metamorphosis, I always knew when it was time for a change. Longing to nurture the creative part of my being, I set out to build a business through which I could cultivate and share my passion for butterflies.

Nevermore will a Flying Flower drift by you Unnoticed…

From this endeavor, Obsession With Butterflies would emerge. So now, when I am not otherwise engaged social work, loving and caring for my children, friends and family too, I can be found working on the OWB website or teaching classes on butterflies. I also love to write, read, cook, garden, photograph, rollerblade, hike, play my harp or simply just sit and rest in nature’s sweet embrace.

Ironically, the butterflies, which have helped to create a space for my dreams, are now part of my reality, fluttering about my life, bringing me joy everyday. It is my wish that those who visit Obsession With Butterflies will also experience the great happiness and inspiration which Butterflies can bring about!

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