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Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Funnies

Even in nature, privacy can be hard to come by. These two beetles were hanging out in the F&P wildflower garden yesterday.

Bringing to mind, the old expression “two’s company”

soldier beetles0603 (3)Problem is that no one told this intruder that “three’s a crowd.”

three crowd0603 (2)This figure of speech refers to a third person spoiling the privacy of two others. It was in use as far back as 1546. The more modern expression “Get a Room”  might assure privacy – but not to bugs.

Enjoy your weekend !

10 comments:

Daisy said...

HAHA! Cute photo. Doesn't anybody knock first anymore? :D

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

And there you are... Kinda' makes you think you need to tiptoe backwards and exit. Great shot and the flower, what is that? Lovely indigo blue.

Snapper II said...

I agree 2 is company three is a crowd. Just think what went through Christopher Columbus mind. With a full crew, there was going to be one in the group, If, god for bid, The world was realy flat, Just one that would say
"I TOLD YOU SO" LOL.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

We say that one are the third wheel :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ginnie said...

Even bugs seem to have problems setting priorities ...

Out on the prairie said...

funny catch

Montanagirl said...

Nice captures! Love the color of that flower.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks ALL for the comments.

Tammy, the flower is growing now in one our wildflower gardens and known by several names,Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani flower. It's about 16-35 inches tall, with grey-green branched stems topped by these pretty flowers, which turn whitish as they dry out. I'm gathering photos and details on the flowers in our wildflower gardens and will be doing a few posts to cover them. We spread seeds and this year are getting ones they did NOT bloom last year so ID-ing them is an ongoing project.

The mating bugs here are called soldier beetles, because of their coloration. The "voyeur" bug is (not certain) a fire-colored beetle. This was a lucky find yesterday, but as the soldier beetles seem to mate quite often so they definitely need a motel.

texwisgirl said...

thanks for the chuckle!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Heavens! There was Frog Love over on my blog yesterday. Must be that time of year!
Glad I'm not the only blogger posting racy photos! :)

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