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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/1/2016, 3:35 pm

I was looking at the July avatar from 2013 thread and I see that they were showing off first tomatoes and using those for their avatars. How about a little spin on that theme?

Show us your first reds, whites and/ or blues of the season!
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Hmm... I've stumped myself. I'll have to think about this one for a bit.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/1/2016, 4:37 pm

Got it!  
Just pulled some beets and they happen to be striped!
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Post  camprn on 7/2/2016, 3:47 pm

I've neglected my avatar for so long it has now become relevant again.

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Post  bigdogrock on 7/2/2016, 3:55 pm

Camp, I LIKE your avatar! So cool.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 7/2/2016, 5:54 pm

Hmm. Cuke beetles are yellow, JB's and tiger beetles are green, ground beetles are black, there aren't enough aphids in the garden for the ladybird beetles to have shown up yet...

How about a beetle with a flag pin?


This is one of the dogbane beetles I 'grew' this year. I grow dogbane just because I love these shiny little guys. They only eat dogbane (or at least I've never seen them on anything else), and they are polite about it - no skeletonized messes. As a bonus, dogbane flowers smell nice, and the bees and pollinating wasps and leatherwing beetles like it too. It's native, but a bit invasive in its growing style (that annoying, underground, shoots popping up everywhere thing...)

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/2/2016, 6:37 pm

Kewl avatars, y'all!

This was a real challenge for me. I finally found a red apple (on the ground -- didn't want to pick any, yet), a white oleander blossom and some fallen blue (sort of) petals from an agapanthus. No plants were harmed during the making of this avatar.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/3/2016, 1:40 pm

These are great! A challenge I must admit....big lemon yellow sunflower, milkweed bed. Flag gate! Cheated a bit....lol



This was my other option.....

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/3/2016, 3:18 pm

Should post the avatar....




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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/3/2016, 3:20 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Hmm. Cuke beetles are yellow, JB's and tiger beetles are green, ground beetles are black, there aren't enough aphids in the garden for the ladybird beetles to have shown up yet...

How about a beetle with a flag pin?


This is one of the dogbane beetles I 'grew' this year. I grow dogbane just because I love these shiny little guys. They only eat dogbane (or at least I've never seen them on anything else), and they are polite about it - no skeletonized messes. As a bonus, dogbane flowers smell nice, and the bees and pollinating wasps and leatherwing beetles like it too. It's native, but a bit invasive in its growing style (that annoying, underground, shoots popping up everywhere thing...)

Interesting!

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/4/2016, 11:00 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:These are great!  A challenge I must admit....big lemon yellow sunflower, milkweed bed.  Flag gate!  Cheated a bit....lol



This was my other option.....
You chose wisely, Grasshopper.  rofl

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/4/2016, 5:42 pm

Yeah...every once in a while I make a good decision! Lol jocolor

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/4/2016, 5:47 pm


I want to bite that Apple!!!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/4/2016, 6:49 pm

ME TOO!!!

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/4/2016, 11:03 pm

Take a very small bite, y'all -- the other side is rotten -- I picked this one up from the ground and polished the good side. With Photoshop, all things are possible. lol!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/5/2016, 1:19 pm

darn funny
You just gave away our biggest photo secret.  
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Post  countrynaturals on 7/5/2016, 5:21 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:darn funny
You just gave away our biggest photo secret.  
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Oops.  Embarassed

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/5/2016, 9:15 pm

lol! I would eat the good side..... sunny

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/6/2016, 12:23 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:lol! I would eat the good side..... sunny
Funniest thing -- that's exactly what the chickens said.  rofl

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Post  sanderson on 7/7/2016, 11:50 am

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