"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Don't Worry, Bee Happy!


A picture of a picture ... 

Continuing our seeing-faces-in-inanimate-objects theme (Pareidolia),
I mentioned to Kay last week that I had a photo of one of my sunflowers 
(we're talking fifteen years ago now- my how time flies) with bees forming a happy face - and a dimple!
Well, I stumbled across it when I was digging up the shot of our witnesses for Monday's post.

At the time I had a number of copies made and kept one on my fridge for years;
calling it (of course) my Bee Happy pic :)

30 comments:

  1. The sunflower pic is brilliant!
    Billy Bass made me laugh, how could he not.

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    1. Thanks Tracey! The only downside is that I've had "Don't worry, Be happy" going round my head all day... lol!

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  2. I love the Bee photo! My sister and I STILL sing that song to each other when things are driving us crazy!

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    1. That's so cute! I suppose now you're going to tell me your sister''s name is Michelle and that she's seven years younger than you... haha!!

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  3. Wow, that is an amazing sunflower image! What are the chances of something like that happening? I still laugh whenever I see 'Big Mouth Billy Bass '. I can't believe what a huge fad these were once upon a time!

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    1. I actually didn't realize it was a happy face until after the photo was developed - remember when we had to have film developed - seems like a million years ago. There sure used to be a lot of crazy fads!

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  4. Dear Jane,
    We once went to see a man who grew a field of sunflowers and welcomed visitors. On some of the tallest sunflowers, he would take out some of the seeds to make them become smiley faces, much as your photo looks. Your photo is of bees? Amazing!
    In July, there is a sunflower festival near my Dad's, if I can stand the heat, I will try to take some sunflower photos then and post them on my blog!
    Oh, and you know my Dad has that Big Mouth Billy Bass! Did you know, it is really a robot? Makes you want to give it a little more respect, eh?

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    1. Hi Kay, I love seeing fields of sunflowers - they are amazing en masse. I like that man's idea, I bet they were hilarious! I'm surprised to find out how many people have Billy - even the Queen has one :)

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  5. Cool picture and I love the title "Bee Happy" I had a Billy Bass hanging in my Laboratory. I used it as a "cheap" alarm system to let me know when someone walked in whlie I was working.

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    1. olddog, Thank you :) That was an inventive use for Billy, lol!!

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  6. I read once that the Queen owns a Big Mouth Billy Bass and loves it! THE QUEEN.

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    1. Too funny - now we know she definitely has a sense of humour. I'm starting to think I might need one in my garden shed!

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  7. I bought Billy Bass for my Dad as a gag Christmas gift one year. He hated it lol. As with most gag gifts in our family it was quickly passed on the next year!

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    1. Billy Bass has proven to be a very popular guy - who knew! I love gag gifts at Christmas - I recently saw a Gynormous chocolate bar that would have been perfect a few months ago - provided you could find a big enough stocking, that is!

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  8. That is amazing, jane! I wish we could use your lovely picture instead of those annoying little symbols.

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    1. Francie, A few days ago I actually figured out where everyone finds all those symbols (stars, hearts, pointing fingers) - expect to see them moving forward, lol!!

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  9. Twoje zdjęcie słonecznika jest wspaniałe, dobre oczy miałaś. Piosenkę znam a rybi dodatek jest świetny. Pozdrawiam.*** Your photo Sunflower is great, you had good eyes. I know the lyrics and the fish is a great addition. Yours.

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  10. I love the sunflower...I have never ever seen that before!

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    1. Thanks Patty - me either, for that matter!!

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  11. Hello and greetings from the land of Oz...
    I love your photo header and the saying underneath .. wonderful wise words.
    My hubby plants sunflowers specifically to bring in the King parrots to feast.
    I remember the morning I first heard that song,"Don't worry, be happy." It was almost 7am and came on my bedside radio just before the news, it really touched me then and always has since. I am retired now and sometimes don't feel like getting up. I have just realised I need to buy a little clock radio that turns on each morning and welcomes the new day, especially when its raining. When its fine weather the kookaburra's wake us up at 5am with their laughter.LOL

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    1. Welcome Crystal Mary and thanks for stopping by :) I'll bet it's quite a feast for YOUR eyes when the King parrots visit. A clock radio tuned to a favourite radio station would be a joy - much better than the dreaded buzzer, especially now that you are retired. 5 am is a little early!!

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  12. Billy Bass--that takes me back!! I love the sunflower picture!!

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    1. Thanks Dianne :) I knew about Billy Bass, but I didn't know what song he sang - I wonder if he sings others... likely he does - I expect there's a Billy Bass somewhere who sings Christmas carols!!

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  13. Billy Bass-They had this at Goodwill for $2.99 and everybody was playing it, until they wore it out...lol...I remember that song well!
    Love the sunflower photo. Genius:SSS

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    1. Hi Elisabeth, Thank you :)
      And yet another reason to love Goodwill - $2.99, lol!! I am going to keep my eye out for Billy - I'd like him to keep me company in my garden shed this summer!

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  14. I haven't thought of that fish in years. I actually think I tried to forget because when it first came out you could not walk in any place without triggering that fish to sing.
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, I've had this song playing in my head for days now and it's getting annoying!!

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  15. That bee photo kind of freaks me out a bit. But so captivating!

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    1. Lol, A bit maniacal? I think it sort of resembles a clown... which I hate!

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