Tuesday, 12 August 2008

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hot pavements -
littered with
tired bees.


visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website

11 comments:

jem said...

Good one. Striking and a little sad. I hope people watch where they are walking.

durablepigments said...

With a preschooler in summer camp, this image sends me off in a completely different direction... busy kids on a late August afternoon, tired from the day's activities, overdue for a nap. :)

Brian said...

Urban heat sinks change patterns.

Sumedh said...

an interesting perspective - tired bees. hmmm. very, very interesting.
perhaps they are tired of the self obsession of humans?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

It isn't easy to be a bee these days. Great website, I had no idea there were so many different kinds of bees, alas ignorance.

poetwithadayjob said...

I am heartbroken about the bees...I worry, and I adore them - I think somehow, my praise, like all those monks meditating, will help them make it through.

polona said...

this is good and multilayered.
tired bees - of what?

Nathan said...

"tired bees" is a wonderful finish, a surprising phrase.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Jem - I always hope that too, so many people don't look though...

durable pigments - I like when people go off in their own directions from a poem...

Brian - exactly

Sumedh, polona - i think they're tired because they have to travel further to find nectar...

d.moll - no its not at all, and yes I'm amazed by the number of types of bees

pwadj - yes I'm heartbroken too...

nathan - thanks

magiceye said...

wow!

The Solitary Walker said...

Like yr blog. Reminds me that in Florida some while back on the hot Everglades boardwalks we saw hundreds of tired, cicada/grasshopper thingies.