I have created this photomontage some time ago. That was a time when I was still watching famous Game of Thrones so I can say it is bit inspired by the darkness of it.

After watching such a things everything gets bit darker and sinister. I have used image by Edward Burtynsky for the base bellow the castle.

Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist known for his large-format photographs of nature transformed through industry and his investigation into our continually compromised environment.

I have always liked landscapes demaged or changed by heavy industries.

I am adding poem by

The Rose That Grew From Concrete By Tupac – Poem by grace pelt

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.

Recently I have watched a presentation video about robotic bees.

The featured images for this post is showing these bees pollinating my concrete flowers.

Matěj Karásek, a researcher working on the project, said: “The use we see for this is pollination in green houses. The bee is under threat due to our farming methods and we don’t know what their future will be. This is one solution.”

“We are not trying to copy flies and bees, but we are trying to learn from them,” he said. “Physics limits how small normal drones can be.”

The robotic insect has a 33cm wingspan and weighs 29g, making it 55 times the size of a fruit fly. It can also only fly for six minutes, or 0.6 miles (1km) on its current battery. But the plan, the university says, is to reduce the size down to that of the insects they are trying to emulate as they develop the robot.

The Netherlands is one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and food products in the world. Bees are responsible for pollinating 80% of the edible crops grown in the country.

Yet of the 360 different species of bee in the Netherlands, about half of them are threatened. Globally, the dramatically falling numbers of pollinators in recent years has been blamed, in part, on the widespread use of pesticides.

As in my usual fashion I have also created a tote bag with the same illustration.

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