Creepy Friday

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Green Bug – Orlando Wetlands Park – September 2015

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Bee – Orlando Wetlands Park – September 2015

“O Lord, thou givest us everything, at the price of an effort.”Leonardo Da Vinci

Not sure what that first guy is, found inside a passion flower. The passion fruit have appeared on the vine….wonder if a ripe one will be there at the same time as I am.

Quote found at http://www.wow4u.com/determination4/index.html

Wildflower Wednesday

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Bee on flower – Orlando Wetlands Park – August 2015

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Bees on Flower – Orlando Wetlands Park – July 2015

“When bees die through pesticide poisoning, it should ring alarm bells throughout the agricultural system that we ignore at our peril”.
– Phil Chandler, The Barefoot Beekeeper.

So I didn;t have any good flower pics, so we must have bees eating from wildflower pics.

Quote found at http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/bee-quotes.html

The Accidental Universe

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Ibis – Blanchard Park – April 2015

“Suppose time is a circle, bending back on itself. The world repeats itself, precisely, endlessly.” Alan Lightman

I’ve been delinquent on my book reporting. I am behind a few. The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman is a wonderful collection of essays guaranteed to keep your brain tumbling for days.

My favorite segment was when he explained why bees make hexagonal wax compartments in the honeycombs. Turns out that the hexagon is a shape that can be made and fitted together with the least amount of wax, and it will always fit anywhere so bees can work independently on their chambers and connect them later – assured that the comb will be perfect. Amazing!!

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8933.Alan_Lightman?page=1

Bee Time

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Bee – UCF Arboretum February 2015

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Bee Eating – UCF Arboretum – February 2015

The happiness of the bee or dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. – Jacques Yves Cousteau
These flowers look like miniature orchids, not sure if they will continue to blossom or if each top gets only a few flowers. In the second pic I believe he is sucking on the anther.