Nature's Place

Time Flies

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Just the two left now, out of 20 or so. The cold and scarcity of food has killed off most of the tribe of Blue Banded Bees.

Such is living in a seasonal world, and they have prepared for it by laying the seed of next years marvellous little creatures.

There is intelligence behind such design and planning, it’s not just a cascade of effects of effects of effects.


Work your way back to now, through the sensation, and before any effect is space.

That’s gotta be significant … a sense of space.

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  1. WildChildScotland said, on 16/06/2016 at 5:08 am

    Incredible macro images!

  2. Cate said, on 11/06/2016 at 11:56 am

    What beauties, Mark! A sadness to see them go, I’m sure, even appreciating as you do the natural cycles of life and death.

    • Mark said, on 11/06/2016 at 5:24 pm

      They are Cate. Perhaps the sadness is for a wider loss of nature, reflected as our own simple nature still here but covered over by the complications of mind.

  3. macmsue said, on 10/06/2016 at 9:15 pm

    It makes me feel sad looking at them but I know it’s all part of a life cycle, just the way things are.

    • Mark said, on 11/06/2016 at 5:19 pm

      They remind me of the great big machine they are a tiny but integral part of, and that there’s an intelligence behind that, a mystery – how else could it be.

      There’s got to be some mystery in this place …

  4. treesshrubs said, on 10/06/2016 at 5:00 pm

    Awesome bees n deep words !☺ thank you

    • Mark said, on 11/06/2016 at 5:10 pm

      Gotta match the awesome with the deep … or the simple. :-)

      Thanks Therese.

  5. David said, on 10/06/2016 at 9:56 am

    Strange and marvelous looking bees to these North American eyes. Thanks for sharing the images these past several weeks.

  6. Lisa said, on 10/06/2016 at 9:54 am

    Love this!

  7. Victor Rakmil said, on 10/06/2016 at 6:53 am

    Awesome, stunning photos!

  8. Sally said, on 10/06/2016 at 5:26 am

    What beautiful bees! Thank you for posting these stunning photos. Your writing shows passion and compassion for these amazing creatures.

    • Mark said, on 10/06/2016 at 11:34 am

      Thanks Sally, they are … little beauties.

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