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Bringing Home The Gold -- Fort Collins, Colorado "Like trains of cars on tracks of plush I hear the ...
Bringing Home The Gold -- Fort Collins, Colorado
"Like trains of cars on tracks of plush
I hear the level bee:
A jar across the flowers goes,
Their velvet masonry

Withstands until the sweet assault
Their chivalry consumes,
While he, victorious, tilts away
To vanquish other blooms.

His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chrysoprase, inlaid.

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon!"

-- Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), The Bee

A pollen-dusted honeybee mines a dandelion in my backyard last summer...
Darkness cannot drive out darkness
In memory of the victims of the Orlando night club shooting...

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the victims and their friends and family members...
Visitation
Visitation -- Fort Collins, Colorado
Dragonfly, dragonfly, sitting in the sun,
What are you thinking and why have you come?
Where are you going and where have you been,
And will you ever come back and visit me again?
-- S.M.

This beautiful dragonfly was flitting about my backyard one sunny day, and landed for a few moments on the tip of this aspen branch to sun himself. I saw him again a few times over the next day or so, and then he was gone. :-)

For +OdonataPoker curated by +viviane godenne and +ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer and #BuggyFriday  curated by +Dorothy Pugh...
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