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sparkleflit 71F
2591 posts
4/14/2019 4:14 pm
BEE BUTTS.....







sparkleflit 71F
4729 posts
4/14/2019 4:22 pm

I'm so happy that the bees are back......The songbirds and the frogs and the nesting Ravens.......I missed the friendly sounds they make......especially the Bumble Bees. When I was first learning English language.....between 9 and 10..I assumed that Bumble bees were called that because they had their big furry bum sticking out of flowers all of the time......Bum....Bl Bee......I love the reverberating buzz of their voices when they have their heads inside a flower......Spring!!!!


hiramhankwilliam 95M
4115 posts
4/14/2019 4:37 pm

lulu are u using digital camera or regular cam. if so what speed film are u using.

I havea picture some where showing a humming bird feasting on a flower. I was using 1000 speed in canon ae1 with auto setting

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


Abelle2 78F
29083 posts
4/14/2019 4:51 pm

I never really thought about a Bum bl bee going into a flower but when I see it I will think of this blog


sparkleflit 71F
4729 posts
4/14/2019 5:03 pm

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    lulu are u using digital camera or regular cam. if so what speed film are u using.

    I havea picture some where showing a humming bird feasting on a flower. I was using 1000 speed in canon ae1 with auto setting
I didn't take these photos.... They came from a site called "Beekeeping International" .......


sparkleflit 71F
4729 posts
4/14/2019 5:24 pm

    Quoting Abelle2:
    I never really thought about a Bum bl bee going into a flower but when I see it I will think of this blog
I just noticed that the first photo is of a "Touch Me Not" plant. Those seed pods explode from the lightest touch.....even the breeze when they're ripe enough.I wondered what would happen to a bee that got caught in an explosion. I googled it and found a BBC David Attenborough video of an endangered type of Touch-Me-Not plant and a rare caterpillar whose only food source is this plant.....It's a wonderful clip of caterpillars tumbling through the air as they get caught by exploding seed pods.......


hiramhankwilliam 95M
4115 posts
4/14/2019 5:30 pm

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    I just noticed that the first photo is of a "Touch Me Not" plant. Those seed pods explode from the lightest touch.....even the breeze when they're ripe enough.I wondered what would happen to a bee that got caught in an explosion. I googled it and found a BBC David Attenborough video of an endangered type of Touch-Me-Not plant and a rare caterpillar whose only food source is this plant.....It's a wonderful clip of caterpillars tumbling through the air as they get caught by exploding seed pods.......
that is similar to the plant found here. called fly catcher.

it is brutal to watch but nature does not discriminate

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


CarolinaPanthera 57F
3036 posts
4/14/2019 6:02 pm

What great pictures. They gave me a giddy feeling in my stomach. I just love nature.


sparkleflit 71F
4729 posts
4/14/2019 6:24 pm

    Quoting CarolinaPanthera:
    What great pictures. They gave me a giddy feeling in my stomach. I just love nature.
One day I was sitting on a log watching the surf.....there were purple beach-peas flowering close to my feet.......A bee came along and landed on the tongue that protrudes from the tubular body of the blossom....the weight of the bee opened the flower like Alladin's cave and the bee walked into a shower of golden pollen.....She squirmed in there as if in ecstasy, then, laden with pollen, she backs out and when she takes off with a loud drone, the flower closes.....illustrating how the term "the birds and the bees" as an idiom for sex came to be.


earthytaurus3 79F
39791 posts
4/14/2019 7:45 pm

Beautiful photos …. Bum ble bees is a great tag. LOL


CarolinaPanthera 57F
3036 posts
4/14/2019 8:57 pm

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    One day I was sitting on a log watching the surf.....there were purple beach-peas flowering close to my feet.......A bee came along and landed on the tongue that protrudes from the tubular body of the blossom....the weight of the bee opened the flower like Alladin's cave and the bee walked into a shower of golden pollen.....She squirmed in there as if in ecstasy, then, laden with pollen, she backs out and when she takes off with a loud drone, the flower closes.....illustrating how the term "the birds and the bees" as an idiom for sex came to be.
That's awesome. I'm finding more, and more that I tend to get more emotional over animals, and nature than I do humans...excluding my family of course. Nature, and animals are so innocent. Then you have pets who are totally dependent on us, and give unconditional love. I don't know why, or if it's right, or wrong, but I feel like I'm so burnt out with people. Anyway, these pictures are stunning, and so perfect. I watch a lot of nature here in my yard, and it's a perfectly peaceful thing.


Archer62 78F
4399 posts
4/15/2019 8:25 am

SOMEHOW I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY. CUTE PICS.


sparkleflit 71F
4729 posts
4/15/2019 10:03 am

    Quoting CarolinaPanthera:
    That's awesome. I'm finding more, and more that I tend to get more emotional over animals, and nature than I do humans...excluding my family of course. Nature, and animals are so innocent. Then you have pets who are totally dependent on us, and give unconditional love. I don't know why, or if it's right, or wrong, but I feel like I'm so burnt out with people. Anyway, these pictures are stunning, and so perfect. I watch a lot of nature here in my yard, and it's a perfectly peaceful thing.
I hear you sister.......We are,after all, part of Nature.....