02 June 2009

Entering June


Entering June, we were pretty sure that the prime of Spring is very much over, but a vast field of Chinese milk vetch took us by surprise!




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The sight was a little wierd though. Farmers were in the middle of clearing away the flowers to prepare the huge plot for some serious plantation. The friendly owner explained that the flowers were planted purely to enrich the soil, less for pleasurable reasons.




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She added too though bees are very attracted to Chinese milk vetch, the field didn't welcome a many, as the bees have been decreasing sharply in numbers over the years. ' If only the bees were here... ' she said.


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So, we saw no bees, but look what Bear has found!

Hmm... if you haven't been aware, an environmental issue is creeping under and surfacing sooner than we've expected. I hope to touch on this topic a little later.


9 comments:

umekotyan said...

こんばんわ、スターダストさん
ポプリ用の瓶は、可愛いわね。
それと、コップも、肩口がすっとしていて、
綺麗な形。
ちょっと、お店で、売っているみたいな、
良い出来映えですね。:D

ミツバチの減少は、いろんな所で、
問題を、引き起こしていますね。
おいしい、ハチミツが食べられないこと、
植物の受粉が、出来ないこと。
周期的に、ミツバチが、少なくなる、
ということも、聞いていますが。

私達の生活の問題でも、あります。

生活基盤は、しっかりしているようで、
危うい物だと、肝に銘じながら、
自然を、大切に、生きていきましょう。
私達の、未来の為にも!!

from loved ume tyan

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Beautiful... I love that instead of using artificial fertilizers - the soil is enriched properly. Most of my vegetable garden re-grows on its own. I don't harvest everything, let the seeds from inside the veggies just go back to the ground & the following year I'm always surprised by what returns.

Angie said...

Gorgeous images. Love your slide. Karen Carpenter takes me back to being a little girl. I like that.

Doina said...

Beautiful flowers!

Maggie and Mitch said...

How absolutely lovely the field of pink is!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

sharilyn said...

how intriguing to me! we have milk vetch here, too, but it's a purply-blue color! i'll have to show you some sometime, as i believe i have a few photos of it...

lovely field!

Jessica said...

That field is just breathtaking!

bp said...

so cute the ladybug and the flowers are so lovely! i hope you're having a wonderful week, my dear, i'm thinking of u today!

J.H said...

sis, that's a breath-taking shoot! I love it. I guess you need to upload the wallpaper quality of those ladybug. Just wanted to say it again : Love it!