Saturday, May 05, 2012

Super moon tonight, and a side of honeybee



Last night's moon was a little eerie, but tonight we get a SUPER MOON. Read this article on it. If the sky is clear, the best time to view it will be around 11 pm, at least in my area.

And speaking of super things, here's a little honeybee from my hive...


The poor thing expired and was tossed out of the hive. Honeybees always drag out their dead and drop them over the edge of the landing board outside the hive. They like to keep their homes clean and hygienic.

I'm working on a coloured-pencil drawing of a honeybee and brought this one in for reference material. If you click on this pic to enlarge it, you can see that honeybees are very hairy, and even have some hair on their large compound eyes!

Have a great weekend and try to get in a moon-viewing tonight. 

14 comments:

  1. I was taking pics of the moon last night too!
    Your bee (RIP little bee) is beautiful, it's not often you can get a good look at a bee.
    Jane x

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  2. I have put them under my microscope and they are just fascinating. Very, very hairy! :)

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  3. RIP sweet bee. Working your butt to the end. You will be immortalised, in a work of art, by your keeper. What a great life you had!

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  4. I hope it's not overcast tonight though chances are it will be. Same goes for the transit of Venus next month

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    1. How was the weather? I got some great moon shots that I am going to post shortly!

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  5. We will watch out for the SUPER moon tonight , hope the sky stay as clear as it is now !
    Bee´s sure are hairy :)

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    1. Hope your skies were clear!

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  6. That bee looks like a hairy alien!

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    1. It's those big bug eyes!

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  7. I'll be watching the moon. Thanks for the tip. It will still be quite light here. The sun will be down as it sets at 9:09

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    1. Hope the weather cooperated!

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  8. I love BOTH of those pictures, Natalie! That bee is beautiful and the moon looks positively Poe-esque. No, that's not a word. I don't care. :)

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    1. Poe-esque is a word now! :)

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