Still Learning To See

Inside the garden flowers



I love getting in close, like a bumblebee, to the flowers in the garden! It is another world there. Bernd Heinrich’s latest book, The Homing Instinct, talks about how various bees in a hive specialize in harvesting nectar from one or two different species of flowers. They are then a hive of specialists that can efficiently harvest from all the flowers in bloom.

And then we could talk more about the flowers—what absolutely astonishing organisms they are! Just look:

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Garden-5986We live in a miraculous world. “The more one looks, the more one sees. And the more one sees, the better one learns where too look.”—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This entry was published on July 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm. It’s filed under Flowers, Garden, John Snell, People, Photograph, Summer, Vermont and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Inside the garden flowers

  1. Karen Dailey on said:

    Such amazing flowers! and incredible photos of them, including the shadow of the bumblebee’s wings! John, I must say, the flowers of these last few days say your ready for round two to go up in the Governor’s Hall, or anywhere else people will be able to get their noses right up close. Thanks for sharing the wonders of your garden with us all here on your blog! love, your sis

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