Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters tossing bees into the air

Don’t Play with Your Food!

Every meal becomes
An aerial ballet before
A bustling buffet.


Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
A resident breeder from India to Southeast Asia, and endemic to the island state of Penang, Malaysia. Like other bee-eaters, they tend to repeatedly hit their insect prey on perches to subdue them (with bees and wasps squeezed as well to remove their stingers and venom), but this species is also known to be more showy by tossing their prey into the air to get them into a favourable position for consumption.

Photo: Graeme Guy via Malaysian Wildlife Photography | Blogspot

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Fish sculpture under a Ferris wheel

High And Sundry

When the waters rise
Even the best vantage point
Won’t save your small minds.


Photo: Jonathan Fiero | Instagram

A windmill standing alone against a supercell thunderstorm

Horizons

A sheltered greenhouse
Knows not, cares not for the thrills
Of a thunderstorm.


Supercell
A large, slow-moving type of thunderstorm characterised by a thick, rotating updraft (mesocyclone), which can cause heavy hail and even tornadoes. They are most frequent in the Great Plains of the United States and Canada, and in east-central Argentina and adjacent regions of Uruguay and southern Brazil.

Photo: Stephen Corfidi via National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA)

Potato dishes prepared in different styles

Feast of Gold

Hashed, mashed, fried or baked —
So long as they’re freshly made
Who cares about shape?


* Yes, I realise I do have a strange craving for potatoes sometimes.

Photo: Scott Bauer via USDA Agricultural Research Service via Wikimedia Commons

Lone crab in a blue bucket

Danger in Numbers

Languishing within
Flashbacks of fallen comrades
Dead beyond the blue.


🦀 Crab Mentality 🦀
Named after the tendency of crabs trapped in a bucket to try and escape while pushing down the others. Best described as: “If I can’t have it, neither can you”; best observed not in crabs, but in humans.

Photo: Chris Koch | Trover