The stories you tell depend on how you look at things.
I like to create photos that tell a story. Here, I think we have layers of stories. Let’s take a look.
On the first layer, let’s just appreciate the extreme close up of a beautiful flower. The bright colors of the pink and red set off by the radiant yellow fill the frame. We could stop there. It sure it pretty. But let’s go on.
Nature at It’s Best
Here’s a little microcosm of nature at it’s most productive. The colorful flower lures the bee to its even more colorful stash of pollen in the center. The bee does what it does as a bee and collects the pollen then flies off spreading the pollen to generate more flowers. It does the same for fruit trees and vegetables on farms and gardens.
Busy as a Bee
Generally humans define work as something we don’t enjoy doing. But this busy bee isn’t working, it’s just being a bee. People who love what they do say they don’t go to work, they just do what they do. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to love what he or she does to put food on the table. Therefore, to counteract this, it’s important to take time to get outside and experience the restorative power of nature. I highly recommend a book I’ve been reading. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams. Here’s a quick word from the author.
Bees and the Environment
‘One in every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest’ (from the article ‘Declining Bee Populations Pose a Threat to Global Agriculture ‘by Elizabeth Grossman). Well, it looks like the little guy in this photo, going about his business, just being a bee is important to our survival.
So you see, this photo of a flower and a bee is not only worth a thousand words, but also many stories.
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