Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro…dusted with spices

Posted: June 8, 2015 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge, Quotes
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Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.
  ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine


To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
~Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems


The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
~Henry David Thoreau


Join us any time at Lens and Pens by Sally for the weekly photo challenge for non-traditional cameras.  You’ll love it!

Yesterday, I had included links to all my Chihuly posts, approved them early in the morning, then found tonight that they weren’t included.  If you missed them, please feel free to go back to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid…flower power and you’ll find them at the bottom, below the photo.  Sorry about whatever it was WordPress did.

  1. nowathome says:

    It is a stunning photo, Janet!

  2. Paula says:

    I like your busy bee with all the details and vivid colours 🙂

  3. Great photo and poem. We need to protect our bees. They are so important to our lives.

  4. Lena says:

    Great photo

  5. With the state of the bee population, it brings joy whenever I see one of these miraculous creatures. Your capture really shows the detail on the wing and the pollen on its head. I adore that in images of insects. Dickinson’s poem is a perfect addition. Happy Photo Challenge.

    • Thanks, Sally, and thanks for the link. We’re on the road almost all day today, so I don’t have time to link or comment. Right now we’re getting gas, so I have a chance to respond to your lovely compliment. I look forward to seeing what you published and what everyone else shared when we get home or in the next few days.


  6. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Thanks for following my blog and for reminding me of that wonderful story of Ray Bradbury’s!

  7. Amy says:

    An incredible macro shot with your iPhone, Janet! Beautiful details.

  8. jpeggytaylor says:

    What a wonderful bee image! Bees are such amazing creatures – I really enjoyed your celebration of them.

  9. Angeline M says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous photo, Janet.

  10. ChristineR says:

    A lovely capture of a polleny bee, Janet. It’s too cold for bees in my garden at the moment, though did see one today but none of my attempts to photograph it worked! Well done – it’s not easy.

    • Thank goodness for camera phones, Christine. I wouldn’t have been carrying my big camera through the city that day. I, too, was pleased with the way it turned out.


  11. Great job capturing the pollen! Perfect quotes, too.
    Happy June

  12. An amazing capture, Janet! Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  13. Gorgeous colour and clarity, Janet. I feel like I can hear the buzz of the bee when I look at the photo

  14. Nicely captured with striking color.
    Poor bees …they are being disoriented by sound waves of phones and high rise buildings . With their population dwindling to about 50% in some countries … may not be able to capture great shots like this in time to come. And who or what will pollinate flowers.? Poor flowers too…..

  15. I like your spirit of hope 🙂 yes even slowly is better than never.

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