14753712546_f90296ebb5Sometimes, we may find light in unexpected places. These thistle flowers hung low on broken stems; a strimmer had been too busy along the verge here. But a common carder bumble bee had not given up hope of a drink of nectar and began to fly almost upside down to alight, ever so gently, on the petals. Light bounced around its blurry wings and hair-like sensilla, shining directly from the Sun and reflecting up from the light brown stems of last week’s clippings. I looked upon this tiny sunlit being in awe. And then I quickly stole an image.