Bonus – Because GROWWWWWWL!!

Can’t remember the name of this flower. Seems to close up early. Haven’t gotten very many bees on it. Just shot this…no edits, just a crop. Card from camera still copying over.

Terribly frustrated today. Art fairs and art shows cancelling out into August. Had three fall today. Don’t get me wrong – I do understand somewhat. And it’s not up to the organizers alone – artists are reluctant, the audience may be – and the organizers have to make the best decisions.

Doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating. So…I meditate with my camera…and fire off a bonus product of that meditation. Pretty girl on a pretty blossom.

There…………………..that’s better ;).

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Bonus – Confession – and Honeybee on a Buckwheat

Generally I try to pre-load and schedule a post for each day to fire just after midnight. Sometimes, in the evening, I don’t get to it…so I’ll post around 5:00 a.m. or so. Today, however, I turned off the alarm and slept until it was alarmingly late. And then pushed up a neat pic of a bee on a Trumpet Vine.

But I’ve been getting so many great shots lately…and I really wanted something fresh. Not that there’s a thing wrong with a shot from last Fall. But there are so many bees and flowers out now…

So here’s one on a Buckwheat (Eriogonum). They’ve been all over it the last couple of days – as have the natives. So here’s a more current bonus for today.

I feel better now…

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Honeybee on a Trumpet Vine

This shot is from last September. Good detail of her face. The Trumpet Vine is a favorite of pollinators. Honeybees, native bees, and wasps of all kinds are attracted to it. Maybe I shouldn’t mention the wasps ;).

Our neighbor across the street has one and I look forward to it blooming every year. They probably think I’m nuts with my camera right on top of the bees and wasps, but it’s a beautiful vine…and is always so full of life in the late summer and through the fall.

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