Saturday, 17 July 2010

A golden thing

Those holy hand grenades of Antioch, as our golden globe courgettes are known, have attracted something extraordinary. It might be bog standard to those who know, but I don't know so it seems all the more mystical and otherworldly. This gilded thing, this glowing preciously metalled, wrapped in gold leaf insectish creature was sucking goodness from its host veg. What happens now? Is it a butterfly in the making?
What is it? Click on the photo to enlarge.

9 comments:

mountainear said...

Gosh, part mermaid, part dragon, part mythical beast. You're right - to someone in the know it must be something quite mundane and will probably turn into something brown boring and fluttery.

Lovely courgettes too of course.

Flowerpot said...

wow - what a picture!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

No idea - it is strange!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Whatever it is it is lovely to behold and yet a further reminder of the amazing range of creatures that the millennia have borne. Please don't kill it.

Mopsa said...

M'ear - I do love a yellow courgette

F'pot - isn't "it" a stunner?

Welshcakes - we're on the case - the man who knows will be taking a peek sometime soon!

YP - of course I won't kill it, but can't speak for the birds...

Tom burton said...

Is it some sort of chrisylis?

www.butterfly-guide.co.uk/life/pupa.htm

Mopsa said...

Tom, I'm sure it is a chrysalis, but of what?

Exmoorjane said...

Wow, what an incredible picture!
btw, I am SO with you on roller coasters and their ilk!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Never saw a THING like it! How captivating!