Has your part of the world got hit by the Pokémon Go fever too? Mine has! The past couple of weeks, our parks and streets have been swarming with people using their mobile phones to chase pokémons (and sometimes getting dangerously blind to anything else)...
The media have even been reporting that hospitals are facing a novel problem in how to diagnose “Pokémon-related injuries”...
Can’t say that I personally have yet witnessed any particular reason to see it as a big problem, though. I have just been a bit bewildered and amused to see all these people walking about, obviously very deeply engaged in the game.
The funniest game-related conversation I overheard so far:
(Father and child, each with their own mobile):
- Dad, I can't catch it. It's on the water!
- Must be Jesus... He can walk on the water...
Myself, I have so far been content with just chasing butterflies with my camera. (Which can probably look just as curious to people who have no idea what I’m up to!) There have been quite a few butterflies fluttering about as well lately, on sunny days – even if just the most common kinds. But a larger number of them than I’ve seen around the last couple of summers.
Perhaps butterflies like the company of Pokémons too? (Or else it’s just the result of the warm weather we had in the late spring and early summer this year…)
Small Tortoiseshell wearing its invisibility cloak (wings closed)
Common Brimstone - Gonepteryx rhamni – Citronfjäril
(these seem to always keep their wings closed while eating, trying to look like green leaves)
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae – Nässelfjäril) showing its colours
Peacock - Inachis io – Påfågelöga
I think that this one, upside-down, was trying to imitate a Pokémon…
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