where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
May 9, 2015 § 23 Comments
before the existence of bees
the magnificence of magnolias
relied on the kindness of beetles
Tagged: bees, beetles, blossom, botany, flower, kindness, macro, magnolia, Pierre Magnol, pink, pollination
That magnolia photo is magnificent! Have a splendid weekend! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Like. A lot.
I loved this flower.
WOW! Absolutely love it!
Lovely. In addition, you led me here (quotation below). I had no idea!
“Magnolias were among the earliest flowering plants, which evolved many million years ago, long before there were any bees. Butterflies and moths were also absent in those days. The only pollinators available were probably beetles and flies…”
– (from http://pollinators.blogspot.com/2011/06/magnolias-and-beetle-pollination.html)
Beautiful! And I love the title.
Wow, Catherine, what a beauty! 🙂 ❤
Very beautiful photo shot!
Such a beautiful photo – just stunning!
A strong image. And an ‘I didn’t know that” moment …
Yes! It was exactly so! 🙂
what a stunning shot!
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