Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Texture Tuesday . . . color




"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." - Gerard de Nerval

Flowers are not only beautiful, but they serve a role in our ecosystem that is so very
important. They attract birds and insects that act not only as pollinators but they also keep away
predators so that the plants themselves can aid the birds and insects in their own growth.
A win, win in my book.

Did you know that in a bees lifetime she will make only 1/12th teaspoon of honey and
that it takes about 60lbs. of honey to sustain a bee hive through the winter months.
That....is a lot of flower visits to be sure.

So go forth my friends, and plant lots and lots of flowers!! ;)
That's a win, win for us too!

You can join me over at Focusing on Life today, sharing signs of Spring.

Love, Kim




22 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

I think both are so fascinating...and your photo is stunning, Kim!

Desirae R said...

Great great shot!

Barbara said...

Simply Cool Kim, wonderful focus. Love everything about the image.

Michelle B said...

Beautiful! That purple is great, and that cute bee all covered in pollen, he certainly has been busy.

Linda R said...

Such a beautiful shot my friend.
You editing looks awesome.

Hugs~

Tamar SB said...

So so true - we often forget that!

augcott said...

Great shot ... great advice ... I'm all for planting flowers!

diane @ thoughts and shots

Adrienne said...

I have a really good friend that wants to start bee keeping - she has three little ones, so I think she's very brave! This photo is exquisite - because with all the color and the flower's beauty, I'm mostly in awe of the detail of the bee's wings!! And the sharpness of all that little pollen...amazing!! You inspire me!

kathyinozarks said...

just lovely Kim

D said...

Great. I love the bee on the flower. DeAnne

Gail Dixon said...

I'm doing my part! :) Lovely edit on your flower--it's a true art piece.

Gail Dixon said...

I'm doing my part! :) Lovely edit on your flower--it's a true art piece.

Sterndal said...

Hello Kim,
wonderful wonderful picture!
The cute busy bee and that lovely flower! So pretty! Great texture work!
Have a good week,
Best, Brigitte

Dotti said...

I'd say your camera is happy these days!

EarlK said...

Wonderful image. That bee is really collecting the pollen.

June Caedmon said...

I always learn something new when I visit you, Kim. I was at the nursery last weekend, dreaming and planning, now it's time to purchase and plant! For the bees, of course ;)

Kelly Kardos said...

That is some interesting facts about bees Kim. I love to see bees smothered in pollen! Pretty pic.

Sharon said...

The flower is gorgeous, and the detailed macro shot of the bee amazes me! Your perspective on the world and how it all works together are inspiring. I like seeing nature through your thoughts and images.

Cathy H. said...

Fascinating information. I mentioned over at FOL that I'm not really a gardener, but maybe I should plant a few flowers for the bees! They do like the clover in the pastured, can that count as me helping!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful, Kim.

Liz said...

Beautiful!!
Once this rainy weather clears, I am going out to our Botanical Gardens to photograph some beautiful flowers!!

Marilyn said...

I love how you are able to capture these gorgeous macro shots.......the flower and the busy little bee.

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