Be(e) – A lady well-laden with pollen

Take time to observe,

natural phenomena.

A gentle reminder,

Nature is the master,

we are not.

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When you see bees flitting about your garden, you might notice that some of them have orange or yellow clumps along their hind legs. Resembling tiny saddlebags, these bright spots of cargo are pollen baskets or corbiculae. These baskets are found in apid bees, including honey bees and bumblebees.

Pollen is loaded at the bottom of the pollen basket, so the pollen that has been pushed towards the top is from flowers the bumblebee visited earliest on her foraging trip. When a pollen basket is full it can weigh as much as 0.01 g and contain as much as 1,000,000 pollen grains. So for those of you who buy bee pollen to eat as a health supplement just think of the work that has gone into gathering it.

References:

https://www.treehugger.com/why-do-bees-have-pockets-4864396

https://www.bumblebee.org/bodyLegs.htm

http://www.gardening-for-wildlife.com/pollen-sacs.html

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Random 16: Optional

Childhood game.

Agree and disagree.

Disagree and agree

was simple and fun.

Being in adulthood

for a long period.

Things are twisted.

Minds get rigid.

Ideas are fixed.

Windows are

tightly shut.

Agree – disagree

is not fun any more.

Friends mock others.

For being liberal.

For being kind to others.

Being rationale.

And most of all

for opposing

the fake image

of nationalism.

Staying and suffering

was optional.

The weight of

fake friendships was

heavy.

She chose freedom.

Now question is

Will she be happy?

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Be kind

Repose

It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own ~ Marcus Aurelius

Repose

A little change of position,

gives a better vision,

and satisfaction.

I try it often,

and rarely regret.

Change is important,

to see better.

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Have a Fun Filled Friday

Are challenges taking away my freedom

Or Are They Giving Me Chance

Six Word Saturday

Theme

Eons ago

Life in KV

Classwork copy

Homework copy

Projects

Submissions in time

All scheduled!

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Decades later

Here I am

On WordPress

Monday to Sunday

This theme

That theme

Uff da

Do I see

an invisible classroom

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Life is Potpourri

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KV: The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is a system of central government schools in India that are instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. KV offers quality education to the children of transferable central government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel by providing a common programme of education To pursue excellence and set pace in the field of school education.