Orange Bumblebee Sticker – Orange Tapestry with Bee

$3.95

Orange bumblebee sticker digitally printed on 4″ wide, round vinyl. Super bright colors are sunlight and scratch resistant. Totally waterproof and great for indoor or outdoor use. Makes a nice little gift tucked into a card. Perfect for gardeners, ecologists, ecowarriors, or anyone interested in pollinators, sustainability, or the save the bees movement. Price includes free first class shipping in a stamped envelope.

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Orange bumblebee sticker digitally printed on 4" wide, round vinyl. Makes a perfect laptop decal, bumper sticker, or sticker for kayak or notebook. Perfect for gardeners, ecologists, ecowarriors, or anyone interested in pollinators, sustainability, or the save the bees movement. Coated vinyl ensures the sticker is sun fast and scratch resistant. This bright orange bumblebee sticker is also totally waterproof and great for indoor or outdoor use. Price includes free first class shipping in a stamped envelope.

About the Art. I created this layered mandala art, titled Orange Tapestry with Bee, in early 2020 as part of a series. The flower is a reflex chrysanthemum, which I photographed in one of the glasshouses at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during a Fall Flower Show. This is a disbud mum, which was carefully groomed to produce a single large bloom on a stiff, upright stem. It's called a reflex mum due to the shape of the petals, which curve down and away from the center of the flower with a messy bit on top. I photographed the big bumblebee in my yard. I leave fallen leaves every autumn for the bumblebees. They dig their over-wintering burrows in the bare patches of soil that result. In exchange for the buffet I lay out for them in the garden, the bumblebees provide photo ops and pollinate my vegetable garden and berry patches. In this mandala, I meant the bee to look curious. She's just checking out the weird flower, wondering where the entrance might be to the nectary, if such a strange flower even has a nectary (a gland that produces a sweet treat to entice pollinators in to gather up some pollen and distribute it flower-to-flower.) Quick tip: cultivated plants with double blooms often carry no nectar or pollen because their reproductive parts are missing. That's why a native Echinacea (or coneflower) is a better choice for your garden than a fancy Echinacea with pom-pom flowers. The native plant and the bumblebee grew up together and know what's what. As you enjoy your orange bumblebee sticker, keep in mind a bee's confusion when encountering odd, man-made flowers!

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Weight 0.00625 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 0.05 in

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Linda Gribko is an author, artist, and photographer living in Morgantown, West Virginia. She's known for her wildflower photography and the mandalas that she creates from her nature photos. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016. It's the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.

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