“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”Henry David Thoreau
The orchid flower has long been around since ancient times. Its elegance represents a different meaning to many cultures around the world. Because of its resilience, delicacy, and spectacular blooms that marvel and fascinate us humans, the orchid flower has remained the symbol of love and harmony.
The bee is the creature bearing the “Wings of Life” and making it possible for the orchid to carry on its legacy.
Please join me in sharing one of the most fascinating “Nature’s Love Stories.” Enjoy!
The Wings of Life
Mother Nature unveils her mysteries. We should not rush those walking with a gentle heart and seeing eye by.
As a cunning flower, the orchid depends on the bee to mate with a female flower. The orchid releases sweet-scented pollen to attract the bee, and as the bee comes to understand that the orchid is a source of delicious pollen, it returns.
In its bucket-shaped flower, the orchid creates a pool of sticky pollen into which the bee falls and sinks. Thankfully, the orchid offers the bee an exit to prevent it from drowning, but this exit is between the orchid’s only two pollen sacs.
As the bee exits the flower through the pollen sacs, the orchid traps the bee and keeps it there until the pollen forms a glue on its back. When the bee is released, it travels to another scented orchid, with the pollen on its back, and pollination will occur.
A new generation of orchids now begins!
This intricate story reminds us of how mysterious nature can be. Flowers are beautiful to look at, but they are also brilliant and never cease to amaze human beings.
Our world would be dull without flowers. Imagine the planet earth without flowers!
The same is true for humans. Like bees, we can carry the wings of life and bring joy, vitality, and tenderness to all those we meet and those around us! Today. Tomorrow. And the days after….!
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”Lady Bird Johnson