Wordless Wednesday: Flowers & Bugs
Here’s my contribution for this week’s Wordless Wednesday – a celosia, complete with striped blister beetles.
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love your header shot. so lovely. interesting flower. i’ve not been to wiliamsburg in years. need to get back soon. (:
Thanks for the compliments! Williamsburg is great, but it’s changed a lot. It’s very enjoyable but might not be how you remembered it.
That’s a nice shot, lovely colorful flower. I like the brick walkway meandering past.
I loved that brick walkway too. I didn’t emphasize it more but it really made the shot extra special. Thanks for noticing!
I wonder if it is a type of celosia? Can’t get a good look at the little bugs – a type of beetle maybe. Gorgeous color of fuschia on the blossoms and stems! K
I think that is a celosia – thanks!
I think the insect is a striped blister beetle. The pictures don’t match it exactly, but there are so many local variations that I probably won’t find anything matching too exactly.
When I looked at the celosia photos, I also identified a different one that I took pictures of the same day but in a different garden. I have to get that posted and show you.
Wow, those are beautiful flowers! I went to Williamsburg once, but it was a stopover on the way to someplace else, so really we just walked around at dusk, ate, and went to the hotel. I should go again!
Thanks Jen! It’s really changed a lot, both for good and bad. Much more commercial, but a lot more there too. If you ever do stop by, let me know so I can meet you.
I haven’t left you a comment in a while, but I’ve loved reading what Elka is up to now. She is such a character! So mature somedays and like a little kid on others. And that pug photo was precious! How can she breathe? http://theelkaalmanac.blogspot.com/
And thanks for stopping by.