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Although these ground cherries grow inside a husk resembling a 'Chinese Lantern', I discovered that if I put them inside my "worm beds", there is a very tiny little bug, that lives with the red worms, that will eat the 'paper' between the webbing and leave the fruit alone. I find it fascinating that nature wraps such a delicious little fruit in it's own little enclosure to protect it from 'what', I don't know!
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Aug 10 2008 02:40 GMT Poulet PRO
Great close-up, Larry!
Beautiful composition details. :))
Aug 10 2008 02:45 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Poulet. How's the weather in your part of the world?
Aug 11 2008 09:26 GMT getouttaherejeff
Fantastic macro.
Aug 11 2008 13:31 GMT Cooler PRO
Wonderful macro ;-)))
Aug 11 2008 17:09 GMT Vasca
Very nice!
Aug 11 2008 19:26 GMT martini957
AWESOME & VERY INTERESTING
Aug 11 2008 21:52 GMT deanbed
This is really very good and informative, it makes a lovely image.
Aug 12 2008 23:55 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Dean.
Aug 13 2008 08:32 GMT Kaska
nature's jewelry....
and tasting good too ...
Aug 13 2008 14:06 GMT larrybenedict
Yes Mirka, I suppose it is. I hadn't thought of these little jewels in that way.
Aug 13 2008 17:19 GMT sini
Wonderful close-up!:)
Aug 13 2008 23:14 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sini
Aug 14 2008 01:05 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful photo and interesting information.
Aug 15 2008 01:04 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Ashley's Dad.
Aug 16 2008 03:12 GMT Studio88
Great Stuff - Interesting How Mother Natures Does Her Packaging ;-))
Aug 16 2008 03:17 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Howard. Yep, nature is a constant wonder for me.
Aug 17 2008 00:34 GMT LizSA
in South Africa we cook preserve with this little berry...!!
Aug 18 2008 20:16 GMT Lusofona
very nice photo!!
Aug 21 2008 09:08 GMT sirenans
Lovely!!
Aug 22 2008 00:31 GMT fredaFunSite
I love eating those.
Aug 22 2008 16:59 GMT Nodster
deleicate image, I wonder if it would work in B&W, focussing on the lovely detail
Aug 26 2008 00:00 GMT larrybenedict
It never occured to me Nodster. Good idea.
Aug 30 2008 04:50 GMT karlbark
Nice image, and interesting about the worms :-)

Best regards,
Karl Trausti from Iceland
Aug 30 2008 15:53 GMT gafaway
wow... it creates a superb silvery image...
Oct 06 2008 18:02 GMT Sterretje
Beautiful !
Oct 06 2008 18:47 GMT larrybenedict
Easy to grow Sterretje. Taste good too!
Apr 07 2009 02:55 GMT doramandragora
These berries look just wonderful in their little protective menbranes.
Apr 07 2009 12:52 GMT larrybenedict
Doris, they're very good in a salad with other veggies. Do you garden?
Apr 08 2009 01:59 GMT doramandragora
That was supposed to read "membranes"...
Yes, I love gardening. :-)
Apr 23 2009 18:05 GMT renate
wonderful...
Apr 23 2009 21:27 GMT larrybenedict
Many thanks for your visit and all the nice comments Renate.
Apr 23 2009 22:20 GMT joca
Mother nature ;))))
Apr 23 2009 22:23 GMT larrybenedict
Yes, 'joca'....she has many gifts!

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