Mar 22, 2015

Next Weekends DC: Pollinators

tears of honey
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With Spring here on this side of the earth
it is a great time to consider: 'Pollinators

Droege said “Almost all the fruits and nuts, and a lot of the vegetable varieties, that we eat require some insect—usually bees—for pollination,”  

here are some of our pollinators: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, ants, beetles, tiny rodents and more. So BIG Vast possibilities this week!

I saw my first butterflies of the year today! Two kinds, Mourning Cloak and an Compton Tortoiseshell:


also i found a tick on me, just walking around, did not bite me
I would say that Spring has begun!


let me know in the comments if you will post and share with us
March 28-29th
(if your link does not go straight to the blog you are posting on, then leave the link as well, pretty please)

also, even though we call it Drawing Challenge
it can be expressed anyway you imagine:
drawing, painting, writing, photos, food.....

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35 comments:

  1. That's so nice! And I'm so in. :D

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    1. Yea, so glad you are in!

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    2. Me, too, thanks to Veronica for the invite!

      Where do we share our projects, by the way?

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  2. I love this artwork, Tammie Lee, and the butterflies are just beautiful. Thank you so much for your visit.
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. Thank you Penny, It is a piece i did a couple of years ago. It was so lovely to see butterflies, as though they held the entire promise of new life.

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  3. Hello,

    The connection between the bee and the girl is very beautiful!

    I have seen bees already, but no butterflies.

    I will participate in the pollinators drawings challenge!

    Thanks for the invitation!

    Happy spring to you!
    Renee

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    1. I haven't seen any bees yet, lots of flies though. So glad you will be joining us.

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  4. P.S. I am glad the tick didn't do its nasty trick on you!

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    1. Thank you Renee, Me too! I was shocked to see it.

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  5. i love the expression on the girl's face, and the butterfly is beautiful

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  6. the very essence of spring. i happened to witness a manual pollination just last week, it's a coincidence the word should pop up again. i'm sure i can come up with something, and i will. thxs. that an early tick, right?? n♥

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    1. how wonderful the timing.
      i guess all the bugs come crawling out with the sun and the sun was out. I usually get a tick at the beginning of the season and that is all. I hope that is how this year goes as well.

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  7. Wonderful painting, it's good that spring is really on its way. Valerie

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    1. thank you Valerie! I am happy to greet Spring too!

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  8. Dear Tammy,
    thank you for your invitation. Please count me in for this wonderful word...
    Hope to see some butterflies soon...
    ♥ Sabine

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  9. Hella tammie, that is really a very nice and spring suitable theme and I'm in!
    Wish you a nice week!
    barbara bee

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  10. Such a beautiful and expressive face.
    Thanks for sharing your photos of those beautiful butterflies, too.

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  11. Dear Tammie, thank you so much for your invitaion and your beautiful idea of a spring theme. I try my best to participate again, so please count me in!
    See you :-)

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    1. Yes, the blog you've posted on is the right one! ;-)

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  12. Such a beautiful face and bee! And what lovely butterflies, I have never seen the first one here, the rusty brown with blue violet dots, amazing! Yes sure I will join you on the challenge, so fun! :)

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  13. She's beautiful! And so perfect for the spring. I can't wait!

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  14. lovely theme at this time! And after a short dc-break (holiday!) I am in again!

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  15. Hi Tammie, YES, count me in!
    Love you painting. My little granddaughter was stung last summer so I'm working on making bees her friend.
    xo Carole

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  16. such a sweet sweet drawing .... And those butterflies are so beautiful!

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  17. This is such a lovely drawing and I found it very provocative and a touch emotional. For a number of reasons.

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  18. This is a wonderful drawing, Tammie! Count me in for the drawing challenge!

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  19. beautiful drawing Tammie,
    yes i will find time, please count me in, x

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  20. dear tammie, thank you so much for your invitation (sorry, I'm late - but I found your mail in my spams...). I love all these little pollinators - so please call me in!
    love, mano

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  21. Tammie, thanks for the invitation. Yes, I've also found time so you may count me in. And what a beautiful drawing!

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  22. oh, I like that drawing very much, I like the details in her eyebrows and hair and also in the bee

    as for the challenge, I might just do something but no promises.

    hope you have a lovely day.

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  23. Love the sweet tears of honey! Yesterday, ladybugs kept landing on my daughter's hair--ah, the signs of spring!

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  24. ohhh, me encanta el dibujo
    y las fotografías de las mariposas, las amo
    abrazos para ti

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  25. Oh yay, another pollinator! He's probably drawn to her beautiful eyes. Though I respect bees, I'm not sure I'd stay so calm with one inches from my face, especially not one so large! :D This one, though, looks friendly enough.

    So glad the tick did not bite! Have a wonderful weekend!

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