((Here you can find the previous posts on these gorgeous irises that I photographed.))

While I was taking photos of this purple iris, something moved. Inside the flower. And out strolled a little beetle, covered in pollen and evidently very proud of himself.

A year ago I was having lunch with two Spanish friends of mine. When I peeled my orange I noticed that it was being eaten….from the inside out. By worms of some kind. I cannot stand worms. Larvae, to be more specific. They make me feel physically sick (even just writing about them now!). One of my friends asked me what was wrong, and, not knowing the word for “worm” in spanish, I simply passed her the orange and she went “Oh! Hay visitantes!” which literally means “Oh! There are visitors!”

I thought this was more than cute. And now, whenever I have the chance, I use this spanish word instead of a more icky one.






When he finally noticed I was there, he did what most beetles do: pretended he was dead and suddenly dropped waaay way down, off the table and under the chair.


Of course I picked him up and took him back outside. Thank you, little visitante!


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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