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Avocado, Artichoke Heart and Feta Salad; pretty bugs — 6 Comments

  1. Your spider is a female Wasp Spider Argiope bruennichi (Fr. L’Argiope frelon). The beetle is a male Thick-legged Flower Beetle Oedemera nobilis (Fr. Oedemère noble).

    I got the memo about blogging but ignored it.

    • If I could convince the house bugs to stay out of site we could all live happily. I know there are likely lots of the Euro house spiders in our house (very old, attached barn, etc) it’s only when I see them that I get upset lol Thankfully, other than the end of summer, sightings are rare

  2. I think it’s a green blister beetle. Or similar to that. We’ve had so much rain though, my peonies, even with frames, are beaten to the ground 🙁

    Salad looks good. I like avocados on salads and in quac, but this new craze of cooking them or baking them or baking eggs in them is just…no. I also love artichokes, but am lazy and only buy them marinated. I have no desire to break one down myself 😉

    • That photo was before the big storm…. The flowers are all gone now.The marinated artichokes I buy are a recent import. I’m very grateful lol. I stocked up