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For The Love Of Bees!!!

Did I ever tell y'all that I absolutely adore bees?
I think they are the most amazing beings on the planet.  Well...at this moment I did.  I saw this piece of furniture at University of British Columbia outside its bookstore.  I'm like cool man.  What is this?
This totally inspired me.  Yes I looked inside this tiny cells to see if anything was inside but to my disappointment no.

I heard a woman say, hey look at that.  I bet there are bees inside.  Hahahaha!!! 
No silly woman.  Tricks are for kids!  hahaha  Cute...very cute that she thought that.

This piece of art/furniture sparked curiosity and that is the AWESOMist thing EVER! 
But what is more cool is THIS...
Did y'all read that?  Shrooms helped make them.  What a great collaborative endeavor. 
How long does a piece of furniture like this last?
I have no clue but talk about impermanence. 

I LOVE IT!
So there you have it folks.  The future awaits.

Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. How cool. Hope you're having a good time in Canada.
    Talking of bee-ish things - I did a good thing yesterday and rescued a bumble bee from a cobweb. It involved a pair of scissors and some tweezers I use for my jewellery stuff and at one point I did wonder if I'd pulled the bee's back legs off.... but once I got it back on the lavender plant it carried on collecting pollen then flew away so it must be ok :D

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    1. Thanks Cinnamon! So far so good here. I'll be in the middle of nowhere for the weekend. That is so cool that you saved a bee. Im sure s/he was all re-energized. A wasp landed on my wrist yesterday and believe it or not I didn't freak out but I repeated to Sam. Get it off...get it off!!! :D

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    2. Well done, I hate wasps and definitely would have freaked!

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    3. Ahh, mushrooms! I wonder what kind did they use. It is so humid here in New Orleans, that if you had this piece of furniture here, you would have real mushrooms coming out of it in about a week or so..😀! Would look even cooler! Love it!

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    4. I shared your comment with Sam. We just laughed and agreed! That would be cool and then we would have our very own mushrooms to eat! Functional furniture indeed. :D

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