I picked up Charlottetown’s newspaper The Guardian to discover that the sculpture nicknamed Buttercup has been stolen. It was taken from in front of the store Sunday evening.
Sometime when I walk around town I realize how many things I pass by every day and take for granted. This piece of Nova Scotia folk art has stood outside the Book Emporium on Queen Street for many years, and is claimed by the owners to be the most photographed object in Charlottetown. Indeed as I was talking to the store owner someone else snapped a photo of the sculpture.
I’ve always liked this fun, and colourful creature, and it’s presence on the street is a pleasure to young and old alike.