Save the Bees

Save the Bees

Save the Bees  On my walkabouts over the last 5 years, the decrease in the bee population has been quite noticeable.  Tonight’s walkabout was a good example.  In several miles, I noticed less than a dozen or two bees.  Normally, there’s way too many to even count.

Pokeweed

Pokeweed

Pokeweed grows in many locations along my walkabout paths and is fairly common in the midwest.  Although its flowers are attractive, the Pokeweed is generally considered a weed. Still, its striking appearance might even signal birds that the berries are ripe.

Walkabout Path

Walkabout Path

Walkabout Path  Every so often, someone will ask me about my nightly walkabout paths.  Although I would like to walk every night, sometimes my schedule gets in the way so they are not every night.  Still, the paths can traverse neighborhoods, forests, grasslands, nature paths, and even no paths.  This image shows a path with cut grass along a waterway.  Notice the walker must duck under the tree branch to stay on the path.

Kelly D (experimental)

Kelly D (experimental)

Kelly D (experimental)  The Kelly D is an experimental aircraft made by Noll Roddy Brooks in 1988.  It sort of looks antique, but notice the engine, a Lycoming 0-290.  None the less, it’s one of the many beautiful planes attending the AAA Fly-in.  The experimental airplane must have inspired a bit of artistry in this image.  For a photographer, Antique Field at the AAA Fly-in provides nice backgrounds to explore.