Nature's Place

Domino Cuckoo Bee

This little beauty was trapped in my bathroom recently for long enough to exhaust itself trying to get out the window. It was literally out of energy, couldn’t rise an inch for a second when I gave it some honey on a leaf and it fell into it and over on its side a few times. So I helped it out, keeping its tongue in the honey. After a short while supping the nectar it was renewed enough to clamber about until it flew off through the opened window into the garden.

A little nourishment is life to small things. Don’t give grudgingly. Or be true and don’t give at all, even if it means poverty, death or insanity. Relative terms, I know.

To be true to what you are is more important than anything else. For if you are not true to what you are now you can’t move on to what is truer, can’t change.

And change must be.


Oops! Did I forget to smile just then.  ((:

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  1. Barb said, on 03/01/2021 at 11:54 pm

    I just found a cuckoo domino bee on my bathroom floor. Sadly it isn’t alive. 😥 such a beautiful bee.

  2. Anna said, on 18/05/2010 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my my this is beautiful, not just photography but your words. Smiling now. Anna :)

    • Mark said, on 18/05/2010 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks again Anna. I trust the little fella likes them too.

      • Anna said, on 19/05/2010 at 4:52 am

        Thanks Mark, these are all nice blogs you have and the photography is stunning as I said before. The little fella, I think you speaking of my Matthew – well he does, lol, however he is learning how to handle them in real life right now – you should see his face when first time he discovered an earthworm, he loves ants (crawls on the sidewalks to catch them, but he realizes that they are faster then him), and last he chased a bumble bee on the field. We really having fun in nature. But one thing I have do less photography, because children are so fast and they like to explore places not realizing its dangerous – my eyes must be on him for a while now. Well, lol, you asked, sorry for long answer…. Anna :)

        • Mark said, on 19/05/2010 at 9:39 pm

          It’s good he enjoys being in nature. Not many do it seems, in a busy world.

          Cheers Anna

  3. Daff said, on 16/05/2010 at 11:47 am

    Hello Mark What a beauty!!!! Yet again. Is this rare, or just one of the creature’s my fading eyes don’t see.

    How blind I go around not observing the amazing little creature you have captured here. What a delight to see it! Thank you Mark for the time, you give to capture these delightful creatures, most of time I see fly by.

    • Mark said, on 16/05/2010 at 11:53 am

      Hello Daff. Thanks for dropping by. The little creatures are wonderful, colours, architecture, beauty. It takes time to get to know them, slow time. Just slow down from the usual concerns of being human. ((:

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