Challenge! Day to Day 170


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Miguel Tejada-Flores
We all know what a 'scarecrow' does - it is a figure erected in a field or near a garden, by a farmer, to frighten away the birds who might otherwise eat seeds or garden produce. But - is there such a thing as the opposite of a scarecrow? Something which instead of frightening away predatory animals - might actually serve as a way to welcome those who are "gardeners' friends"? Those were the thoughts going through my head when I spied this painting of a large bee - sitting propped in the branches of a tree. Could it possibly serve as a welcome sign - to other bees?

Of course, that would presuppose that bees can recognize themselves inside of human artwork - which is a stretch.

But I like the idea.

And I liked seeing the bee painting - not mounted on a frame, on a human wall - but out here in the open, in this tree.


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