Unseen images of 2021

A little accident
Cherry Blossom obsession
The Blue Poppy

In life the only thing that you can expect is the unexpected; the only surprise is a day that has none ~Joan Rivers

The humble fold
A new look
Glacier tounge

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art ~ Maya Angelou

The Valley
The petals
 Unfurling
The snow
The light

Instead of looking for favourites I looked for unseen beauties. I hope you like them too.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge

Random 54: Hesitation

The Tree

The tree benefits us

in numerous ways.

The life was not easy

when she was standing.

Not even now

when she is lying.

She never complains.

Now she is waiting

for a gentle touch.

She wants to

pass on the stories.

The ones she is carrying whole her life.

Every mark,

every wrinkle,

every curve

was ready to break the silence.

I watched her for a while.

I appreciate her from a distance.

But

I hesitate to go near.

I hesitate to touch.

I hesitate to show love.

What was stopping me?

Why the reluctance?

Just beacuse she was not from my own garden.

Does it even matter?

Finally I touched her.

I caressed her.

I feel her pain.

We smiled at each other.

She knows she is not alone.

And yet she is now free.

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It’s the season of giving back. Don’t hesitate, help others this holiday season and spread love.

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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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