13 August 2007

BEES, by the grace of GOD!

Okay, I'll admit it, this post is little more than an excuse to post some pictures I've taken recently. But... bees! All up-close-like!

Aw, it's shy.

Okay, okay, I'll try to make this slightly relevant. Ever hear that old wives' tale that the laws of aerodynamics make bumblebee flight impossible? Ever hear someone use that as an argument for God's existence? As if bumblebees, out of all the animals in the world, were exempt by the grace of God from the laws of physics. Yes, humble Bombus gets to be buoyed about by the hand of the Almighty himself, while every other flying insect has to get itself off the ground the old-fashioned way. So silly.

Silly fundies.

"I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day." --Douglas Adams

bumblebee flower 20070808

(And while we're posting pictures, why should Bombus get all the fun? Let's throw some Apis mellifera in there, and a touch of Agapostemon for good measure:)

honeybee side 20070808

agapostemon coming in for a landing 20070812

1 comment:

Ben Cox said...

Don't forget to give a shout out to the lovely Althaea that are getting...er...all the...um...attention. Peeping tom :P