29 Aug '13, 7am

The Annotated Budak: Flower fly power by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Flower fly power by @budak

Flower flies , they call them, in parts of the world where people had time to sit down in gardens and meadows, unperturbed by sunburnt faces or buzzing feeds, and plunge their faces into a realm of elevated heads, be they simple, complex or composite, broad discs and sagging buds aglow with pollen and dripping with sweet, saccharide fluid. Raising the botanical stakes, as it were, spikes, racemes and cymes vie for existential space in four dimensions, holding in their multiple chalices the essence of life by half, grains of divided selves that seek new blood and a chance to add fresh branches to a tree of knowledge beyond good and evil. In this microcosmos of unwitting favours, sterile wingmen, workers of minor miracles, spare no effort to gather fuel for their sisters and food for their queen, tasks that entail repeated dalliances in radial beds and thinly veiled chambers...

Full article: http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2013/08/flower...

Tweets

The Annotated Budak: Toadles by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Toadles by @budak

budak.blogs.com 28 Aug '13, 6am

of Pulau Sekudu, one with even fewer claims to existence in a world of purely human natures, clings to the recesses betwee...

Huge Solar Plane Could Fly For Five Years

cleantechnica.com 29 Aug '13, 5pm

Oh, the Canadians are far removed from the concept phase. They’ve flown three different manned prototypes thus far. The on...

Seattle’s Renewable Flower Power; Solar-Powered Flower Installation Sonic Bloom

Seattle’s Renewable Flower Power; Solar-Powered...

cleantechnica.com 26 Aug '13, 3pm

seattle city light’s green up program , which encourages the development of renewable energy systems, five giant solar flo...

The Annotated Budak: Stage Flight by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Stage Flight by @budak

budak.blogs.com 02 Sep '13, 1am

Forelegs raised, with white socks that mimic the twitchy flagellomeres of stinging insects, and commanding a level blade o...

The Annotated Budak: A berry good time by @budak

The Annotated Budak: A berry good time by @budak

budak.blogs.com 24 Aug '13, 3am

Crabs of all shapes and sizes roam the fringes of Pulau Sekudu , from the rocks that tower over slopes of rubble to the wa...

The Annotated Budak: A south landing by @budak

The Annotated Budak: A south landing by @budak

budak.blogs.com 22 Aug '13, 5am

A dead leaf, probably one from a sea hibiscus, also provided the means by which a masked burrowing crab was prevented from...

The Annotated Budak: Paradise crossed by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Paradise crossed by @budak

budak.blogs.com 19 Aug '13, 1am

The green metalwing, however, never returned, having lost its only remaining habitat of swift, shallow forest streams with...