Speaking of insects, Mr. Handsome was a real insect-lover as a child. He learned the basics during homeschool science and would spend his spare time reading more (from encyclopedias, as this was before the advent of the internet).
During his elementary and middle school years, Mr. Handsome created an impressive insect collection. My mother-in-law still has it. In fact, she uses it to teach classes at the homeschool coop that she is a part of. The kids love it.
As you can imagine, collecting insects is a laborious task that requires a lots of patience. Mr. Handsome’s youngest brother (the fourth child in their family of seven children, of which Mr. Handsome is the oldest) would dutifully follow him around as he collected his specimens. The two of them are five years apart, so this brother considered Mr. Handsome to be the epitome of cool.
Now back to the butterflies. Aren’t they beautiful?