Nature's Place

Neon Signs …

She waits by the entrance to one Blue Banded Bee nest site …

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

… where she will be buzzed until she takes some action.

Sometimes she flys off and around the place …

… only to return to another place she can fulfil her nature.

You can’t blame a bee for being a bee …

… whatever kind of bee she is, opportunistic in this case.

… stealing the efforts of the Blue Banded Bees nature.

But a bee doesn’t steal, knowingly taking from another.

She just sees an opportunity and takes it, by her nature.

No point complaining about what can’t be changed.

Best to let it be, be a bee – ho ho …

Then we might be able to let everything else be.

What a world that would bee.

Signs of life … the Neon Cuckoo Bee has taken to the Blue Banded Bee hotel with a gusto.

At first, early summer, one showed up and the BBB’s were agitated by her presence.

Now there are three or four around the house, two I know of to the BBB hotel.

And the BBB’s do chase them but as a reflex, not unduly concerned.

The ever shifting cohort of flies also seem to have their place.

And though there appears to be the usual struggles of living …

amongst the small creatures, they don’t get unhappy.

Cause there’s no problem in beeing.

As long as I don’t think.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. Aman verma said, on 13/03/2019 at 4:39 pm

    lovely picture.

  2. Mitchel Ring said, on 27/02/2019 at 4:31 pm

    All your photos are gorgeous. Great work!

  3. pflanzwas said, on 16/02/2019 at 7:14 am

    What a charming bee :-) Great pictures, true words!!

    • Mark said, on 16/02/2019 at 3:23 pm

      She is a beauty all right. In fact there are 4 or 5 different individuals.

      Thanks Almuth.

  4. Cate said, on 15/02/2019 at 8:03 am

    Gorgeous images — all the better for the double-click super close-ups — and a wise and gentle reflection, as always, Mark.

    • Mark said, on 15/02/2019 at 2:26 pm

      Yes, you have to see them up close to really appreciate them.

      Thanks Cate.

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