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Splash of the Day #1701

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Splash of the Day #1701

In my sleepy state of mind, this flower has started to look like a frozen splash, cast outward by the force of our forager’s impact. She’s a heavy weight, certainly – look close and you can see the pockets of pollen she carries, nearly full to bursting.

I sat in front of this flowerbed for some twenty minutes, trying to see the flowers as towering trees and then following a little wingless creature with my lens as he scrambled over furry leaves and under silken petals. The honey bees came later, floating gently above each flower in turn. It’s so easy to get lost in their tiny shapes and motions, especially when I’m trying to capture them; with a camera in hand I start to live on that small scale vicariously, can feel their segmented bodies curling around stems and their spindly limbs sifting through anthers.

Perhaps someday I should have a flower garden just to watch the creatures who see it as a forest.

it’s only that I still love you deeply

Written by Umbrella Man

May 20, 2013 at 3:17 am

Posted in animals, flowers, insects, plants

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