Friday, August 15, 2008

the letter j

it's time for martha's a to z photo challenge featuring the letter 'j'.

japanese rose ("a hardy shrub") from the huntsville botanical gardens.  this 'tomato' look alike actually follows the beautiful, scented flower and can be used to make jelly.

june bug feasting on grape

stop by A-Z Photo Challenge - The letter "J" and play along.  you have until saturday evening to join in!  :)

12 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

that was a great picture of the June bug!!! little confused though, first picture looks like tomatoes, is a Japanese rose a tomato???

liked both pictures!

have a great weekend!!

betty

radar446 said...

It almost looks like your June Bug is coming out of a grape the way the colors are on his back.  I'm glad you told me that those were Japanese Roses, otherwise I would have wondered how a tomato fit the "j" theme.

Greg

madcobug said...

The top one looks like tomatoes with tenacles coming out the bottom LOL. Very pretty. The June bug is taking on the frosted colors of the grapes. All very pretty. Helen

linnpooh said...

That June bug looks like it belongs on the berry!!! Great pictures!

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

inquestoftruth said...

that just doesn't look like a rose, does it?    and aren't those bugs ughhly up close??  
Great shots.
~Meg

lsfp1960 said...

I've never seen the Japanese rose or the June bug before.  Great pictures.  Linda in Washington state  

lifes2odd said...

Hi Gina,
That Japanese rose is very interesting, never saw one before. Both are great shots! Thanks for playing! Martha :-)

nhd106 said...

Never heard of the Japanese Rose...how cool!
As for the beetle....ick....they sneak into my hair and hang out with me sometimes...lol.

Nancy

midwestvintage said...

 Great shot

                     Julie

fasttrack58 said...

What wonderful unique choices!!
Great job!
Linda :)

lisadewane said...

I wondered what the heck was wrong with those tomatoes until I read your words.  That is interesting!

I miss June Bugs, haven't seen one in years.  Yours is lovely!

aimer said...

I've never heard of a Japanese rose, so I am totally intrigued by the plant and the picture is of course, lovely. Great shot of the June Bug, but I confess that they have always given me the creeps!--Sheria