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 29: Storage

Memories

Check the storage protocol,

more often.

Decompose,

the surplus.

Make room for

tiny productive details.

Pollinate happiness.

Don’t be a beast of burden.

Be(e) an architect.

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Image taken in my garden.

Note: A bumblebee can visit (and help pollinate) 3,000 flowers a day.

A few little details

The pattern

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen ~ John Wooden.

Ignoring Dandelion is not possible
If it was not blur

Little details have special talents in creating big problems! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed ~ Ansel Adams

Dedication
A couple of days ago

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold ~Aristotle

Last week when temperature was aaround -8 degree C.

Sadly I do not own a macro lens. I looked for it at different places/shops but didn’t manage to get one. I wish to get one this year but for now I hope you like these images.

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