Here are two photos that are completely unrelated to each other.
Why? Because I feel like it.
An old truck in a snowy prairie. Leadership Center Prairie – Aurora, Nebraska. February 2015.
Long-horned bee (Melissodes sp) on stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus). The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies. August, 2014.
Ok, I guess both photos were taken in a Nebraska prairie. That’s makes them kind of related, right?
5 points to anyone who can come up with other good (or at least funny) suggestions of relationships between the two images.
Have a good weekend.
The snow billowy & set at the upper curved edge of the headlight
Has a similar feel to the fuzzy critter perched on the upper curved edge of the flower’s center
First thought that popped into my head was the multifaceted headlight lens and its relationship to the compound eye of the bee. Sorry, Chris – haven’t had coffee yet this morning!
They both have horns. Not sure if the one on the car still works or not.
Easy! Bee’s eye = truck’s headlamp
Pollen = snow
Practically the same image!
Thanks for helping us appreciate all the art in nature, Chris.
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Facets…in the bee’s eyes and truck headlight lenses! Five points, please!
Headlamps on the truck and bee one each, makes the plural lamps. By the way, I love old trucks and bees
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Snow in the winter leaves moisture for sunflowers in the summer!
Both photos start out with a yellow base. The car and the flower.
Nice work, everyone! Some very good ideas here… Todd’s comment on horns is worth 5 points for sure, and Paul was the first to point out the similarity between the multifaceted headlight and bee eye, so 5 to him as well.
The driver of the truck was wearing one of those wrist bouquets that women wear sometimes because she was heading to the dance in town. A passing bee happened to not only smell the scent of the colorful flowers, but with her ultra violet sight couldn’t help but notice an intriguing pattern on one of the petals. So, into the truck the bee flew causing the startled (but not afraid) driver to veer off the road and into the field. The driver was so embarrassed she decided not to tell anyone, but instead walk into town which wasn’t far. That turned out to be a lucky since another (bachelor) farmer was headed to the same dance, stopped, and offered our driver a ride. The rest is history, as they say, but the truck remains not only to remind the happy couple, but has become the home of bees and over the years our driver’s old truck has been surrounded by sunflowers which all bees love. That is how the pictures are related!
I give Patti my 5 points.
They both spent a large part of their lives in delivering the goods!
The bee looks covered with tiny flakes of snow as the truck is also.
excellent compositions in the eye of our spy on the prairie; macro lens for micro views
A bee and a (truck) bonnet?
um… looks like an old bee-ter?
The eyes of the bee do look a lot like the truck’s “eyes”…
Opposite ends of the year, 6 months apart
Bee’s eye resembles truk’s head light. Truk’s vertical front vents resemble bee’s belly stripes. Horizontal truk’s vent bars like bee’s legs fold in!
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I enjoyed the photos and all the ideas people had for how they relate to each other.
Covered in snow and covered in pollen.
The bees nested in the truck, unbeknownst to you, when you were a teenager, and you had an unhappy introduction to them that resulted in your running the truck off the dirt road, into the meadow where it still sits and the bees continue to nest there.
How about this ? … When the old car is hauled off, there will be a patch of bare soil left behind, in which an aggregation of that species of bee can dig its burrow nests.