Many of us are aware that bees are declining in many parts of the world.
There are many different theories as to the reasons of the decline.
I do not intend to delve into the possibilities.
But am delighted that my sunflowers are infested with bees.
When I started gardening here 3 years ago,I was shocked and frustrated to see only 5 grains in my first corn.
Seeing the sight of bees would mean there are more pollinators and a much better balance now.
Did you notice a grasshopper and a bee dining harmoniously together above?
Sunflowers are bright and cheerful and usually brings a smile to one's face.
Having bees on a sunflower would bring a double smile to mine.
I have not forgotten the tragedy in Japan despite my post which may appear to be happy.
There are plenty of grim news everyday and some days are just worst off than others.
A natural disaster can serve as a reminder that our lives are fragile and that we better treasure our present moments.
I'm treasuring the 'Beauties and the Bees' now, knowing that these will pass soon...just like any other happy or sorry states.
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Since these beauties will soon pass, I've created a messy mosaic to preserve them.
Of course, I am not referring to Clifford.
His purpose is to show that some of those sunflowers are more than 8 feet tall.
Check out Dear Little Red House for some really beautiful mosaics.