Yesterday was a very exciting day at Indigo Acres. Thelma II, our new Queen, was shipped overnight and arrived at 10:30 am. As soon as she arrived, we suited up and headed out to the apiary. It was time to re-queen our hive.
We kept Thelma II at a distance, until we knew we had Thelma I successfully removed from the hive. The hive is slowly growing in numbers, so it took a bit of time to locate her. By the 4th frame, she presented herself. I carefully removed her from the colony and placed her in her own sealed container.
Once again, it was obvious she was not working to potential. There were minimal new eggs to be found. The worker bees, on the other hand, were very busy making honey! What an impressive work ethic! Today, the theme of the hive appeared to be teamwork…
Each time I visit the hives, I become more impressed with the bee community! We have so much to learn from these tiny creatures.
Sunday, we will check the hives and find out of Queen Thelma II has been released by the colony! Let’s BEE positive and hope for the best!
I am so excited to share July’s Edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Once again, this month is packed with stunning photography, amazing art and fashion features that will truly inspire all! Nature, in Michigan, is loving the sunshine and is out in full force!
On the third Wednesday of each month, we celebrate the beautiful collision between nature and fashion. Keep in mind, my focus will be to share a detailed background of my critter photography, featured in the current edition. I highly recommend you visit the other three posts, from The Arty Plantsman (botanical photography), LisMorePaper (Artist) and 3C Style (Fashion) to present you with “When Fashion & Nature Collide” in its entirety. With that being said, I hope you enjoy the fifth edition of…
When Fashion and Nature Collide: July Edition
Critter Photography Features
The Magical Damselfly
Damselfly – Damselflies are one of my favorite critters to capture in the garden. They are truly fairies in disguise!
These beautiful insects are of the suborder of Zygoptera, in the order Odonata. They are very similar to dragonflies, but are smaller in size. When at rest, most species fold their wings along their body. Damselflies eat small, soft-bodied insects like aphids and mosquitoes. Bonus! These stunning creatures are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola, Nature Photography by Roda, Flower Photography by The Arty Plantsman, Dragonfly Art by LisMorePaper
The Gray Tree Frog
The Gray Tree Frog: is a species native to much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. These magical creatures have the ability to camouflage their lumpy skin, from gray to green. This tree frog is found in woodland ponds and swamps, and is capable of surviving freezing temperatures. These adorable creatures will congregate around house lights, at night, to enjoy a tasty insect feast!
For a look at the big picture of “When Fashion and Nature Collide”, don’t forget to visit the rest of the team:
“There is something magical about being nestled among a field of wildflowers or resting on a fern covered forest floor, waiting for gifts from Mother Nature. For me, it is not just about photography…it is about being one with magnificent creatures, up close and personal.” ~ Roda
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You… ♥Roda
*For more nature inspired photography by Roda, visit…
After two years in the making, this gorgeous 44-card oracle deck, bursting with positive energy, love and light is available for purchase. I feel honored to be one of 30+ female artists and healers, from around the world, that came together to create this beautiful deck.
There is no right or wrong way to use this deck. Trust your intuition. I like to think of the deck as a way to unlock what I already know. There are times we all need guidance, love and support… This deck shares beautiful messages and soul-inspired art, always reminding you to just Be You!
Interested in purchasing a deck for yourself or someone special? Contact me thought my “Get in Touch” page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have special pricing for the remainder of July, to celebrate the release of this beautiful collaboration.