Nature's Place

Neon Beeauty

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There isn’t much insect activity in the garden after a hot and dry summer and recent unseasonal heatwave.

The native bee’s nests are devoid of activity. Because they know, without thinking, it’s not a good time to be born right now.

The heat has seriously stressed the flowering plants the bees need for survival and recovery may be a protracted process. If …

But here are a few that came before, magical little bee of neon blue on black. Little beauty bee.

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



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  1. Tammie said, on 25/03/2019 at 3:41 am

    such a beautiful little creature and wonderful photos.
    you are in the opposite season, while i am still under a foot or two of snow, you have hot and dry.

    • Mark said, on 25/03/2019 at 9:53 am

      It sure is, thanks Tammie.

      I’ll trade you some heat for some snow. It’s getting hotter for longer here …

  2. wabisabisatire said, on 16/03/2019 at 11:44 am


  3. Jane Lurie said, on 16/03/2019 at 5:59 am

    What a beautiful bee, Mark. Hopefully there will be recovery from the heat.

    • Mark said, on 18/03/2019 at 12:09 pm

      She is … The heat this year is unusual for the season but life goes on, never gives up.

      Thanks Jane.

  4. pflanzwas said, on 15/03/2019 at 8:49 am

    I love your Beeauties :-) They really are. Great pictures Mark! Here on my balcony the first wild bees have left their nests. But now it got cold again. Maybe the first ones will survive. I hope so. The other ones are waiting. Wise little bees!

    • Mark said, on 18/03/2019 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks Almuth. Most bees, and perhaps many other insects, need the suns heat to get going. We just have to trust nature knows what it’s up to, and enough will survive the changing conditions. Wise, yes, in that they are directly connected to the intelligence of the earth – disrupted though it appears to be these days.

      • pflanzwas said, on 20/03/2019 at 12:05 am

        A pity so many people lost this connection. They should go to bee-school :-)

        • Mark said, on 20/03/2019 at 1:08 pm

          Ha, ha … :-) But any ‘nature’ school would do, as long as focus is on the sense of things and not the science/mind.

          Everybody still has this connection through sensation, they just don’t know it, having focus on all the mental distractions available today.

          • pflanzwas said, on 21/03/2019 at 8:12 am

            The problem between the head and the heart….maybe your bees can help to soften some hearts :-)

            • Mark said, on 21/03/2019 at 11:00 am

              Or provide some inclination to focus on sense, may be …

            • pflanzwas said, on 22/03/2019 at 7:20 am

              Lets hope so!

  5. Reflections of an Untidy Mind said, on 15/03/2019 at 7:36 am

    It is exquisite. Do they all sleep in your garden? If so, lucky you.

    • Mark said, on 18/03/2019 at 12:01 pm

      The garden’s too small but they will sleep somewhere nearby, too many fences and dogs around here for me to go find them at night though. As long as a nest site is provided they will come during the day.

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