10.03.2010


A Fennel Feast

Flowers really do intoxicate me.
~Vita Sackville-West

This fennel attracts the most amazing caterpillars.
Huge green caterpillars with large searching horns.
Incredible caterpillars.

They will become the Black Swallowtail.
Incredible butterflies.

I am happy to share the fennel with them.
Honestly~
I only have the fennel for them.

With an occasional nibble for my girls.

They think it's great fun to eat the garden.
:)

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27 comments:

CM said...

Beautiful! Love the editing. I'm curious, what did you do? It makes the flower look so fragile.

I have kiddos that like to eat right from the garden too!

Kala said...

Lovely composition and texture work.

Naturedigital said...

Great photograph. Beautiful art Chas.
Have a great week.
Costas

Maaike said...

very pretty!

Lisa said...

We have this here too but I think it is a different color. I could be wrong. However this is very very pretty. I love the quote too.

darlin said...

So true Chas, the best place to eat is in the garden, dirt and all! :-)

Awesome photo once again and wishing you a wonderful week.

justine said...

very very pretty

angelcel said...

Beautiful photo, beautifully worked.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Sounds like maybe the caterpillars are of the monarch species?

Excellent photo!!

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Marcie said...

Exquisite!! Love the layers..the textures here!

Rachel Roushey said...

I love the colors and texture in this one; I think it's one of my favorites. The lighting and colors and composition really draw me to this one.

EG Wow said...

Love this photo! Yes, I grow fennel too...for the caterpillars and butterflies. :)

margie said...

love this. it is so well composed and textured. great shot!!

SouthernSass said...

I love the photo and the texture! My neighbors and I are hoping to have some Black Swallowtails in a few weeks. They are feasting on parsley and a few are in the chrysalis stage.

Have a great week!

tammymcchesney said...

so elegant, love the added texture!

Bernie said...

Not sure I have ever ate fennel Chas but it really does look pretty. I love eating tomatoes right off the vine. I am at my nephews baby sitting all week but will try and check in as much as I can. I am hoping Shuana has a wonderful trip and am praying every day for her, have a great week my young friend....:-) Hugs

Tracy said...

Fennel...so pretty... and so tasty! Our fennel didn't do so well this year... :o( But I like that I can admire you photo here. :o) Happy Day, Chas ((HUGS))

Leah C said...

A beautiful shot...the color just pops! Nicely done:)

Tricia said...

That's so pretty, Chasity, I love the yellow & the texture, too!

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Picturit said...

Nicely done the added texture creates a great effect

Hope said...

really like the "old" feel to this photo.. lovely editing..
I think all children like to eat what ever they can get their hands on.. or that "they" think is eating worthy..and teaching them to eat from the garden.. is a very good thing.. plus it helps them when its time for them to learn ..to help pull the weeds..
hope today is a good one for you..
I read that you home school right ?.. hope its coming along good for you.. I used to homeschool my youngest.. but he is out of school now.. at times I miss it.. other times I am glad its over with..
rather a catch twenty two type thing..
have a beautiful day..
soft hugs ~Hope

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Monday Friend :)
Just beautiful! I love to come see what your going to capture next!
Smoochies
G

jennyfreckles said...

I love the shape of the fennel plant - and I like to use the seeds in some dishes. This is another beautiful layered and nuanced photo. I think you need to give us some lessons in the techniques you use. I can't begin to decipher your processing but you are truly skilled at it.

lisa said...

Beautiful work on this!

lisaschaos said...

Now you make me want to plant fennel, I wanna see the worms! :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely textures on this one.

Jenn said...

Chas, I REALLY LOVE this one!