Sugar Hangup

Image source: Gus Kilthau
@Ceerios (4777)
Goodfellow, Texas
June 4, 2016 1:20pm CST
For several weeks it has been raining and raining and raining - enough to keep us indoors and away from the flowering plants around here. One of those plants is a small lemon tree - more like a little bush sort of thing. Today, the rain stopped for a short time. The flowers all started doing their flower things, and then came the bugs, back from their resting places under the leaves and rocks, away from the pelting raindrops. A great big bee stopped on by and visited one of the new lemon blossoms. It took one big drink of lemon nectar, made an ugly face because the "lemonade" was evidently not sweet enough, and off it flew. What do you know? A bee bug with a sugar hangup... Image source: Gus Kilthau
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Nice Pic.! Thanks for sharing the story of how it came to be too!
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
5 Jun 16
@Berniezeitler - Hi Brother Bernie - There is simply no telling what a camera will do, is there?
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@Susan2015 (17968)
• United States
5 Jun 16
That is a really great picture you took there.
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
5 Jun 16
@Susan2015 - Ms Susan - The bee was a superb model, as was the lemon blossom.
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@pgntwo (20369)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Jun 16
I am sure it will bee back soon ;)
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
4 Jun 16
@pgntwo - Howdy PGN - It's a long, long way to Tipperary... but that bee will return eventually (if not yesterday...)
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@Inlemay (17276)
• South Africa
6 Jun 16
A bee is a sign of good luck, so maybe the bee with a sugar hangup just buzzed on over to bring you some luck!
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
6 Jun 16
@Inlemay - I had been wondering from where all of my good luck was coming.
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@Inlemay (17276)
• South Africa
7 Jun 16
@Ceerios he he - didnt you know that bees are a sign of good luck? Unless you are highly allergic - let them be
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@vandana7 (56746)
• India
5 Jun 16
They possibly learned those lessons from us humans.
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
5 Jun 16
@vandana7 - Howdy Vanny - They learned the buzzing on their own, but any bad habits were probably learned from humans.
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@vandana7 (56746)
• India
5 Jun 16
@Ceerios ..Yes Gus..we are out here to corrupt all god's creations....sad...but true.
@TheHorse (50069)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jun 16
Hmm. I would have thought the blossoms would have some tasty nectar! Nice photo!
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
5 Jun 16
@TheHorse - Not only is the blossom nectar sour, but there are big thorns on the branches. Bees do not like sour nectar and I don't go for the thorns.
@marlina (58336)
• Canada
4 Jun 16
Cute picture.
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
5 Jun 16
@marlina - The bee and the blossom posed sweetly, but the blossom nectar evidently was too sour for the buzzy little bee critter.
@JohnRoberts (35999)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Jun 16
The bee was thinking if only there was a soda pop tree...
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@Ceerios (4777)
• Goodfellow, Texas
4 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts - I must have a bee-brain, for I would also like to have a soda pop tree.
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@RubyHawk (20758)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Jun 16
it sounds reasonable, bees are used to sipping sweet nectar from flowers, be happy your tree has been visited by bees. Our bee population is disappearing and that means less food for the world.
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