Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ABC Wednesday

F is for
a friendly fellow in the Fennel
and a Female feasting!



F is for Feathers.




I find them in the fields and forests.
I find them when I am far from home.
I find them in my own backyard.

F is for Fuchsia.


I picked one blossom for its fragrance.


F is for Fig.

Four Figs, my favorite food, festive and fantastic.

I feel full.

I take flights of fancy.

This is the fruit of Folklore.



F is for Fig Beetle.



F is for Fly

and Flycatchers.
F is for Florets,


Fritillaries

and Finches.

There are many varieties of them.



F is for Flora.


I knit her yarn.
Happy ABC Wednesday!
Have fun!



38 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I wish I had a fig! My sister has been making fig preserves! YUM! Lovely photos this morning!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Mmmm...I haven't tasted a fresh fig in ages. My mouth is watering!

ArneA said...

Great F photos

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous F shots! Beautiful colors, flowers, critters!

Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Judy said...

Beautiful photos, as ever!! I love the face on the fig beetle! He seems to have a funny expression! And I love the detail in the macro of the open fig; it looks so juicy and delicious!!

Rose said...

Sherry, you have the most beautiful F's! The figs look absolutely delicious.

Thank you for the kind comments you left on my post; I know that I will find ways to fill up my empty nest syndrome soon. Besides, this will give me an excuse to travel even more:) It's good to be back home again, though, and I am enjoying catching up on some reading here. As always, I enjoy all your beautiful photos. Your Sunday Safari must have been quite an experience--I can't imagine over 8,000 acres of prairie. What a sight! And you must have been very tired by the end of the day:)

sweet bay said...

An amazing ABC post... those figs look luscious and all of the pictures are beautiful!

Squirrel said...

Nice selection of photos. You must have peacocks in your yard. They are beautiful.

Tumblewords: said...

Figs! Yum. Your f's are all luscious and lovely. Always such fun to arrive here to see what you've found.

Amy said...

Very nice "f's" and thank you for commenting on my ABC post! I'm now feeling famished for figs...

Paula Scott said...

YOU HAVE THE MOST AMAZING SHOTS!
I am truly in awe...

Dragonstar said...

What a Fantastic collection of Fotos! You're so good at these macro shots. Flora looks a cutie.

Naturegirl said...

Sherry what a buffet of wonderful images!!
I remember last summer at this time I was in Tuscany picking figs from the tree and peeling and eating them! Boy oh boy what a difference a year makes!!
Your photos and words are soul food!hugs aNNa xo

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Fantastic "F"s.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....one of my favourite foods to....fresh figs are delicious and so good for you.....

Sweet Flora....I am connected.....

This is such a lovely post and so full of interest.....all the bugs are delightful (not too keen on the fly but of course they have their place).......the pretty flycatcher will soon take care of them.......

I adore stick insects.....they really are amazing creatures.....they almost look like mini aliens......

Delightful ABC Wed.......

Juliet said...

What beautiful feathers - and Flora is a cutie :)

Carol said...

Great photos...all beautiful...I esp like the finches and feathers...and fuchias...and the figs are wonderful...

Joy said...

Love the mantis and of course the figs. One of the best things about visiting Greece in late summer is picking figs from the trees. Luscious photos.

scienceguy288 said...

Figs, finches, and female mantises. A wonderful day indeed. Whenever you have a superfruit, colourful birds and cool insects, you know it's still summer.

kml said...

Wow - don't know which F of your I like the best - they are all Fabulous!!

Jules and Ken said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I enjoyed your photos of the prairie, I've been wanting to visit one and see a lizard.
While you are identifing your caterpillers I have one for you to ID for me check out my Wed blog.
Keep those wonderful photos comeing.

Cathy said...

You know, I never try a fresh fig before. I'll put it on my list to try,

www.thequietone.net

Lori ann said...

Such lovely images, each one is beautiful and special and I think it's amazing that you can spin the alpaca fiber into wool for knitting. Hi Flora!

Aimee said...

your picture of the cut fig is practically pornographic; I'm going to find my husband right now. Thanks in advance!

RuneE said...

You obviously know hot to use your cameras. I especially like the macros!

Jama said...

Fabulous photos!

jay said...

Such a lot of beautiful Fs! Your photos are wonderful - I especially love the fig beetle, and the figs! I love fresh figs, but we never get them here worth eating. I believe this is because they must be picked ripe, or they don't ripen at all, and ours are generally tasteless. Love them dried, though!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Irene Toh said...

I like the fig. Creative take on F and great macros.

Roger Owen Green said...

great photos, great variety. my favorite is the 2nd feather photo.

Judy said...

Sherry, you said you were going to look into borage for next year. I highly recommend it, but it is sprawly, and self seeds. On the plus side, the bees adore it, but I am not sure about butterflies!

magiceye said...

wow! tha sure is a magnificent collection of fantastic fs!!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful!

Joanna said...

Hello Q, What a great post on F. I love the figs. We have a tree that I planted three years ago but it has never had the fruit. You have so many interesting blogs. Thanks for visiting m place on Haliburton Hill.

Flat Creek Farm said...

What a Feast for the eyes! And ~ you've made me hungry for figs :) Absolutely wonderful photos, as always! -Tammy

Wendy said...

My mouth is watering too! Those figs look yummy! You are so good at this - I love all your photos.

dAwN said...

fabulous! As always wonderful photos! I just tweeted u out on twitter for this mavelous post!

marmee said...

oh i love the letter f at your house...wish i could taste those juicy figs. all the details in your shots are so great i look at them long and hard to see things i usually don't see...wonderful...f's.

guild-rez said...

Just beautiful, great pictures. Which one I love most?
I love them all, flowers, beetles, figs...
Thank you for sharing,
Gisela