Hemulens tend to be obsessive characters devoting themselves to one interest - skiing, stamp collecting, butterflies or whatever. Does anyone recognise themselves?
It may have been a coincidence but in Saturday's Daily Telegraph an article appeared about the author Vladimir Nabokov who wrote 'Lolita.' Apparently Nabokov was an accomplished lepidopterist.
Now I had something to work with. I wouldn't say I am a Hemulen, but I have a butterfly or two.
|USA Common Buckeye|
Of course a lepidopterist is also interested in moths.
|Romania - Saturnia pyri|
The Saturnia pyri is a native of Europe, but not Britain, and is also known as the Great Peacock Moth or Giant Emperor Moth.
|Mexico - Helasus|
|Malawi - Parasa moth|
If I wanted to be obsessive about butterflies the one set of stamps I'd like are these from much nearer home.
|Great Britain - Butterflies 1981|
|Peacock butterfly on knapweed.|
But now it's time to explore the hobbies from others on Viridian's Sunday Stamps 94