Bubbles and Bees

I hope everyone has had a peaceful and love filled holiday. Ours certainly has been.

The world outside is a buzzin’ with life now that the temps are rising and the rain has been falling; but this weekend was beautiful and mild, making for long outdoor intervals. For us, it is always the highlight of Spring to plan and plant, and this year we are waiting and watching to see what shows up in the new place before we add or take anything away.

The Carpenter bees have been asserting their territorial tendencies lately, forcing a showdown at times; but they fight with each other more than us, so I am hoping soon they settle down a bit. They love to show off and virtually taunt me to take photos. The lens’s reflective nature will scare them also so it is tricky getting good shots. Still, there are those shining moments…

 

So annoying…..yet so beautiful!

So I just blew some bubbles and let them have their way in the blossoms!

 

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This image brought to mind a favorite song from my..ahem…school days. I hope you will click on the link and enjoy it while viewing the remaining images of the friends and flowers in my world today.

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Big Red carefully makes his way to the feeder.
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The Jonquil tree finally blooming
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This one tried too early. 😕
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Spent some time working on jewelry
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These are my new favorite pieces.
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The ‘wings’ are actually tree seedlings
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These seedling pods are known as Samara and are from the Maple tree
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They hang in clusters before twirling to the ground like tiny whirlybirds!

I know not all of these magnificent seedlings will become new trees so am working on ideas to allow them to continue on in special ways. The jewelry is just one! Stay tuned.

When hubby researched the samara seedling he discovered that observation of its movement has inspired the design of a drop delivery system for emergency supplies and someone is working on a single blade helicopter design based on its movement!

Amazing nature!

Someone even managed to capture the seedling falling in a stop motion setting. What a beautiful job they did too!

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Image by Patterson Clark.

 

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