I was inspired to do something different by Carpenter Bees and yesterday’s great conversation with Jude, Brian and Jo 😊. I know not a true ‘Squaring the Circle’ but it is rather special as it is a circle created by a bee.

European Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bees are solitary bees which create nests in soft wood, and also hibernate in these tunnels over the winter months. On Monday there were quite a few of them around, so I am guessing they were all emerging from their winter holes as it was a gloriously warm day. They are big but don’t let that scare you as they are docile unless provoked. I will be sharing a proper post on them on my Portuguese blog soon, but in the meantime here’s one I prepared last year.

PS ‘Be Curious’ if you are viewing this on your laptop as you should be able to see the Carpenter Bee still in its circle hole in my header photograph. If you are using your phone or tablet it might be hidden, sorry!

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  1. Great post Becky. I was just marvelling at the accuracy of Brian’s squares and circles and feeling somewhat inadequate. So I’m very pleased to see you go more natural and less geometric.

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    1. Thanks Debbie 😊 thought it was about time I was less geometric!
      Yours is lovely today, not checked out Brian’s yet.


    1. I linked to your home pages which is probably why you didn’t get notified – I’ve noticed wordpress is odd like that.

      Loving your tasty meal 😊


      1. Jude does the same, I think, so I often miss hers. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ (not all at the same restaurant or I’d have given them a plug πŸ™‚ )


      2. Oh I thought it might have been a recent celebration. Perhaps you should suggest to them all a new menu!!

        It’s annoying they don’t enable any notifications for pages. I’ve been doublechecking the old style WordPress lists of pingbacks this week and found at least three I’d missed.

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      3. The main picture was Valentine’s Day and I do hope to give Artefact a mention sometime. I have quite a nice shot of me and Mick that a French couple took for us, and I squared it to use, but decided against it in favour of the lemon. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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