Ensnared within its golden web of bloom and scent the full vivacity of its participative environment becomes manifest.
All around the air is rich with the somnolent buzzing of bees, their bodies covered will pollen and nectar.
This is an ancient love affair of plant and insect. It is a tryst that has outlasted dinosaurs and survived great catastrophes.
From the ashes of these mass extinctions this bond of love still burned brightly.
Perhaps this longevity is founded upon the amorous reciprocity of endless giving, each to the other.
There is a joy in watching the play of bee and flower, and a sense of awe in the knowledge that this simple act of union is being enacted countless times in every corner of this ecology and across the verdant surface of our small blue planet.
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