Friday, March 30, 2012
Brilliant Bluebonnets Blooming at White Rock Lake
The spectacular display of Bluebonnets at White Rock Lake continues. The images below were taken late yesterday afternoon. The field of Bluebonnets is located directly across from the fishing pier between the yacht club and the Mockingbird pedestrian bridge.
The Bluebonnet field near Mockingbird pedestrian bridge
Bees play a critical role in the pollination of flowers and other plants. The image below shows a honey bee hard at work on a Bluebonnet, and also a dragonfly.
Stunning Bluebonnet with a honey bee and dragonfly
Bluebonnets with cumulous nimbus clouds
Have you ever wondered how bees transport pollen back to their hives? They have pollen sacks on their back legs. As they collect the pollen, it is placed in the pollen sacks. And this is how the bees get the pollen back to their hives.
In the image below you can see the orange-colored bulging pollen sacks on the bees back legs.
A stunning image of a honey bee on this Bluebonnet wildflower
Native Americans wove fascinating folk tales around Bluebonnets
In the entire field of Bluebonnets, there was only ONE other wildflower – a single boom - and this was it!
A single bloom in the entire field that was not a Bluebonnet
The Bluebonnet image below shows a honey bee in flight. It is an excellent example of the pollen sacks on the back legs of bees. This bee was obviously working hard. His orange-colored pollen sack if stuffed with goodness.
Notice the orange pollen sacks on the back legs of the bee.
Another view of the Bluebonnet field at White Rock Lake, situated in east Dallas, Texas. Wildflowers are in full bloom at the lake right now.
The Bluebonnet is to Texas what the Shamrock is to Ireland
Below is a single flower of the spectacular Bluebonnet. Don't miss the display. It's stunning!
The Bluebonnet is the official state flower of Texas