Honey Bees

Ancient Skies

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Did you know that it can take bees as many as 5,000 trips to flowers, to produce 1 teaspoon of honey? Bees are fascinating creatures, and a lot has been written about them, so this is just a brief overview. There are more than 20,000 species of bees but only a small number of them are classified as true honey bees, and are under the genus of Apis. The study of honey bees is known as apiology.

honey bee 2Most know that honey bees live in colonies. There can be hundreds of thousands of bees in a single colony, with three different types of bees living there. The male bees are known as drones. They are produced from unfertilized eggs so they only have the DNA of the queen. Apparently the queen is able selectively choose which eggs to fertilize. Drones are large, with large eyes, used to locate queens during mating…

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741. A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest of men. ~Roald Dahl

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Nonsense, you say,
Why that’s right up my alley.
It adds spice to life
and soothes the strife.
So here I go like Dr. Seuss
but with a touch of poetic residues.
~Natalie Scarberry

Wham bam popped the hollyhock!

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Swoosh unfurled a shady lady morning glory!

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Blam boom burst the echinacea!

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Zoom scampered the gladiola!

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Kapow pounced the daylily!

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Onomatopoeia imitates a sound
that it describes with nonsensical words
while alliteration repeats the same letter or sound
at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
And so today after photographing flowers with amazing colors
I thought it might be fun to let you see with both your eyes and ears.

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. ~Psalm 19:7   ✝

**Top photo via Pinterest; rest were taken by Natalie

This Is Your Soul Talking

Healing Soul Streams

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This is your soul talking;
Do you not hear
the distant longing
that is telling you your truth?

All that you are
All that you are
created to BE
Is buried in the
treasure of your heartsong.

Open this gift
and bring it to Light,
to shine your brilliance
well upon the way.

No other creature
can take the place of you;
to be the presence
of love in who you are.

In any moment
you can choose
to set her free ~
to soar in majesty
and holy awe.

~ Anna Lin

My photo ~

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