My photographic groove: A seasonal opportunist

Recently I got my first macro lens. In spite of my busy schedule at office and a great deal of social activities I am experimenting with the lens. Hope you like my trials.

Not being an expert in photography I enjoy taking various kinds of images but I must admit nature photography gets most of my attention.

Learning never exhausts the mind and I never stop exploring.

Lens artists photo challenge

Six Word Saturday

Enjoy your Weekend

P.S. – I am not able to visit blogs recently but I am hopeful to get some free time after tomorrow. Hope you will be patient with me.

Macro Monday 10-22

We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things. We need to realise that the Earth is not just our environment. The Earth is not something outside of us. Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realise that you are the Earth. You realise that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth. Look around you–what you see is not your environment, it is you. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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.