Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Potpourri - A Butterfly, Mandela's Birthday, and the 405

I got this macro shot of an Eastern Comma butterfly along the Dykeman Walking Trail on the way to work yesterday.

Happy Birthday Tata! Today is Madiba's (Nelson Mandela) 93rd birthday. Let's have a party!

And in honor of the disaster that never happened - i.e. "Carmageddon" - here's a short (3 min.) movie that achieved legend status on the Internet back in 2000: 405 - The Movie. Enjoy!

Photo © 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Gorgeous butterfly shot! & Happy birthday, NM!

  2. That butterfly looks just like a leave! Wonderful cammo she has! ha.

    any reason to have a party...I'm there!

  3. Haha sorry the butterfly lost everything after I watched 405 very funny. Ooh Betsy looks like a 'leave' . . . don't think we have those here.

  4. I can almost see that glorious smile on Nelson's face reflected in the butterfly.

  5. Hello, Roy!

    I love your photography--it fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

    I have featured you and your blog on FATuesday Artist Spotlight. Thank you for sharing your artwork with the world. I felt so inspired.

  6. Hi, Roy. I've seen you at John Hayes' place, and I'm finally remembering to try your blog--I'm glad I did. Amazing camouflage for the butterfly. And thanks for the feel-good 405.