When we visited Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia, yesterday, we worked hard to capture images of bees, butterflies, and other flying insects as they flitted among the many beautiful flowers. Here is one yellow bee that stayed put on one yellow flower long enough for a quick photo.
Yellow Bee on Yellow Flower
This photo was taken on August 15, 2019. Specs are:
One of the byproducts of religion in India is the use of beautiful flowers. Our favorite stop in our first day in Bangalore was at the Flower Market. There is a sense of real life there that seems missing in places oriented towards tourists. It is beautiful, squalid, chaotic, and organized all at the same time. The people are there to live their lives and they are fascinating.
The typical photo of the market is this one, taken from a second floor balcony. It is beautiful but every tourist takes it.
We prefer this one showing an individual seller in an instant of time going about her life.
In addition to seeing its many temples, no visit to Bangkok’s Chinatown is really complete without a visit to the sprawling Pak Klong Talad Flower and Vegetable Market. Coming from Wat Arun on the other side of the Chao Phraya River, we exited our river boat at stop N6, Tha Memorial Bridge, to continue back to our hotel in Chinatown. With a small detour, we could also visit the market. In addition to the wholesalers inside the market, there are many individual proprietors selling small amounts from their personal vehicles, e.g., carts or bicycles, parked in the streets or on the sidewalks beside the large market. The owner of this bicycle is selling lemons from a basket on the handlebars.