Sunday, July 26, 2009

Butterflies!

I walked into my mom's living room this morning and was met with these.

Tons and tons of mounted and framed butterflies! Wow.

Some of them are actually moths. I'm really not sure which ones, but I think maybe some of the ones pictured above and below. (What is the difference between a moth and a butterfly, anyway? I need to look that up.)

They all belong to a butterfly catcher friend who was visiting and displaying his goods. Most of them I think he actually gets through mail order from other countries, where they are farmed (hopefully this means they are eco-friendly? I don't really know, should've asked).

Give a hoot!

Front...

...and back (camouflaged to look like leaves).


For anyone interested, "Butterfly Joe" (as he calls himself) peddles his wares from a booth on S. Congress here in Austin.

Just amazing, folks.

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