Bugs

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape Flowers

Oregon Grapes make the most delicious jelly. It’s great with meat and also on your morning toast. Use any grape jelly recipe, but use 2/3 Oregon Grape juice and 1/3 apple juice.

They are also used for making wine and syrups.

Oregon Grape is sometimes known as Barberry and Mahonia (lots of them around doing time as landscape plants :D ) Not a lot of people know they are very edible.

Just don’t eat the bugs :D

Eeek - a BUG!

Wasp and Trumpet Vine

This wasp was so absorbed in what was for lunch he didn’t mind how close I got with the camera. That trumpet vine was climbing all over the fence near my home and I have endless photos of all kinds of bugs happily feeding off it. I must plant some trumpet vines if I ever get a place of my own!

Bugs are some of my favourite things to shoot.

Wasp and Trumpet Vine