Monday, 29 June 2015

Wild Strawberries





Wild strawberries  -  Rose  -  Perennial sweet peas ....... yesterday ........















On an easel behind me, my unfinished painting is reflected in the background mirror.









This morning I notice something has been munching the rose petals.
My first thought is mice, as they sometimes find their way into the studio
............ but there is no evidence.








Under a petal I find the culprit ....... a brown beetle.
I can't remember it's name but I know it is especially destructive for pot plants.
It's now getting on with life outdoors!










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25 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos, Ruby! I love the flowers and the berries. The beetle is pretty too. Enjoy your week!

Tomoko said...

Hello, Ruby,
Beautiful photos as always. Each flower is pretty, and the bunch is gorgeous! What a big appetite the beetle has! I hope he is innocent.
Hope you have a good new week.(*^_^*)!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty and colorful flowers.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

So very beautiful! Wonderful colours, forms and textures, wonderful flowers, but the loveliest of all are the strawberries! :)

Ela said...

How beautiful !!! I love strawberries !!
Greetings

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is a beautiful combination in the vase Ruby, the little strawberries creating the perfect spiller effect. A nasty looking beetle, you'd think your plants would be safe indoors.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

dritanje said...

It's the season for small insects moving in or trying to. Your beetle must have had a grand time with the rose petals but at least he/she will have a chance to lead a more sociable life outside....
The strawberries look lovely!
M xx

RLUPhoto said...

Very pretty. I love strawberries! They are pretty and yummy!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful post...

biebkriebels said...

Long time no see, beautiful pictures of the wild strawberries.

Tanya Breese said...

what pretty petals!

Tanya Breese said...

what pretty petals!

eileeninmd said...

The flowers and berries are so pretty. Lovely colors and images. Enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Never thought to bring wild strawberries inside for decoration. They make such a sweet summer arrangement. Thanks Ruby.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

A beautiful post - it simply screams, "Summer!"

ladyfi said...

Delicious and pretty!

Tammie Lee said...

magical beauty
i love flowers and petals
and strawberries
together they touch my heart in your gorgeous glimpses

Donna said...

The vase is so creative and the pictures are works of art!

Lorrie said...

Berries and roses make a lovely pairing in your vase. I hope that brown beetle was traveling alone!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your photos are very rich in color and so vivid. The flowers are, too, but your photos give them another oomph.
Take 25 to Hollister

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What delicate plants and such a pretty color...they made me think of raspberries. Happy summer! Hugs!

kissed by an angel said...

Your bouquet of flowers is so beautiful, Ruby!!! How wonderful the wild strawberries look to the roses! A very good idea, and by the way you have always something you can nibble :)
I think it is surely not easy to be a not very beloved tiny brown beetle...Good that you gave him or her a second chance outside :)

Enjoy wonderful summer days!!!
Katrin :)

stardust said...

Hello, Ruby. The flower and strawberry arrangement in the vase is so artistic and beautiful. Flowers are always generous to the insects, so it should be okay both to the rose and the beetle. I’m curious about your unfinished painting. It looks like spring blooms reflection on the water, but maybe I’m wrong. Sorry to be a late comer as I usually don’t see Dash Board but glad to find this post anyway. Enjoy your July.

Yoko

Blogoratti said...

Lovely arrangement indeed, and the photos are really nice, showing the insect was an added bonus!

Palomasea said...

Hello dear Ruby,

The arrangement is so gorgeous and delicious...like Summer itself!
I hope you are enjoying the warm days...
Please do show us the painting upon completion!
Blessings,
- Irina

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