In August 2000, three couples of friends went on a weekend escapade at "La Pichouline", a charming old Provencal family house.
As usual, Peter brought his macro-photo equipment. Mark prepared his watercolor tools, and Alan took out again his wonderful amateur entomologist equipment, heritage of his childhood.
The day had peacefully elapsed. The collection of insects and butterflies had proved fruitful. The jars, especially fitted for insect survival, were greatly provided. The three friends awaited the right moment, for Peter to take his pictures.
But, beyond simple photos, this collection had another purpose unknown to Peter. Indeed, Alan and Mark planned on realizing a display box of the representative species present in the surrounding biotope as a gift to their hosts, Peter and Christina. Unfortunately, an unidentified person opened the jars and released our little guests to nature!
Even though Peter had to postpone his photo shots to the next day, Alan and Marc considered this a beneficial misadventure because, in the end, they didn't want to pin all these wonderful insects. The next day, Peter took his pictures with a perfect light; and, instead of display box, his friends decided to create for him a sketch book of insect-related illustrations, the like of old watercolor travel books.