Thursday, March 30, 2006

Flowers and Insects

A poppy (I think; I’m forever confusing poppies and anemones):



This common plant is the eaved madder, whose edible roots make red dye and contain a great deal of calcium (credit: herbalist and tour guide Nissim Krispil):

A bee on some blossoms (I don’t know what the blossoms are, unfortunately):

“Lazybones, go to the ant; study its ways and learn” (Proverbs 6:6, JPS translation). Ants carrying rosemary buds to their nest:

Ants carrying rosemary buds to their nest

Ants at the entrance to their nest

Finally, a thistle blossom surrounded by mustard plants:

Thistle surrounded by mustard plants

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