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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Woodland Flowers

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature,
with which she indicates how much she loves us.
"

~Wolfgang von Goethe

Arnica in the sun by the roadside.

In between rain showers, the sun came out, and
this solitary Bumble Bee was seen foraging
for nectar and pollen.

The Bumble Bee is considered a generalist
and goes to a wide variety of flowers.

She gathers nectar
with a long, tube like tongue
and stores it in her crop.

Wild Clematis Vine
growing in the forest,

Flowers opening soon
to their fullest glory.

"Flowers have a mysterious and subtle
influence upon the feelings,
not unlike some strains of music.
"
~Henry Ward Beecher

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