To the left you will see a teenage daisy. It's no longer a sprout. It has entered it's reproductive age. It's cute and pretty because it is young. Remember those days? Everyone is beautiful when they are teenagers.
Along come the bees. They appreciate the young daisies' beauty. They revel in it. Young men and old men should take lessons from the bees. They never call the daisies fat or make fun of what they wear. The daisies are beautiful creatures entering the prime of life. The bees grab some of that and are thankful...
to bee around it.
Then there is the pollination thing. The bees set that all up. They are the agents for the lovely daisies.
|Like me, 7 mos pregnant w/ twins. That's as far as I got too.|
You can tell when the daisies have been pollinated because they start to look tired. They get thick around the middle of their faces. They need extra nutrients for gestation and their petals start to look dull. Eventually, their petals sag. They drag around exhausted and the bees quit visiting. Men should not replicate this bee behavior!
When the daisy center is big and round and the petals all but gone, it starts to break apart into individual seeds like a dandelion. Marigolds and black-eyed-susans do the same thing. A lot of flowers reproduce this way. Things that produce fruit and vegetables have a different method. We'll learn about that tomorrow.
Now the chickens:
|It's tough being a girl!|
Same bat time, same bat channel tomorrow to learn the parts of an apple and squash!