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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Twinings, anyone?

 I love the way beans and peas reach and twine, don't you?  

Beans have non-slip, raspy tendrils so they can grip as they wind their way skyward. They sort of hook their leaves through any trellis you give them too.

Peas seem to have little hands that grab whatever they touch.

The chooks heard me mention I was doing a post about Twinings and came knocking at the front door expecting afternoon tea.

This nervous looking bug thought he WAS afternoon tea...but I let him go.


  1. Great photo of the bug. Looks as if he's wearing specs. Is he a cricket?? If so, perhaps HE would like the Twinings (between inningss of course)...

  2. You are blessed to have Praying Mantis in your garden Hazel they are natures perfect predator!

  3. Hi hazel,
    I have to you have some kind of amazing closeup lens?What kind of camera do you have?? I am so envious of these amazing photos and I must go and buy the lens right now .

  4. I just have a Canon Ixus 105, compact point and shoot camera. No special lens although it does have a macro feature. I have to perservere and take many shots because it is auto focus and it sometimes focusses on the background. The trick is in the editing. I use the software that is in i-photo. I crop them and I am able to sharpen the focus, strengthen the colours, and adjust the exposure. Wish I did have a snazzy camera.

  5. Love the photo of the grasshopper (is it a grasshopper?). I'm amazed at all the 'creepy crawlies' you come across, always interesting.


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