Today is the 100th day of “The Daily Bee”. To
celebrate, I’m going to post 100(+) bees today. These shots are drawn from, at
random, three folders on my computer. One is from a particulary good day at Red
Butte Gardens in Salt Lake, the other is from what I thought were from some
nice shots this Spring, and the other is a sampling of shots from 2018. Again,
random – had about 14,000 to pick from – and randomized the pics you see here.
There will be some similar pics – Sedum and Asters are pretty overrepresented.
But random does what random does – especially when the deck’s long on Sedum and
I’m also including a few “bonus” pollinators in the mix. Hope you enjoy. Good fun for me. Here’s a “beebaby” iris to get started – a creation of pollination. And it turned out well!
Scroll down for the rest of this long mess…or click here to go to the Day of 100 Bees. I’m going to leave this stickied up top for a week or so. Or you can scroll through the daily posts until you reach May 10th.
Final tally: 150 bees posted, 10 bonus (quasi-)pollinators, and one beebaby iris. Hope you enjoy. Was fun to put together!
Getting late. Wanted to finish posting these. But it’s not going to happen today unless I do it this way. So I think the final tally will be: 150 bee shots, 10 or so bonus (quasi-) pollinator shots, and one beebaby iris shot.
On a Scilla called Scilla section Chionodoxa. I guess. It’s common name is Glory of the Snow. I’ll go with that. It’s a beautiful blue and its backdrop here is made up of black rocks. It doesn’t stick around very long, but the bees really do like it. Its shape and color – the way it unfolds itself – it really appeals to me. Connects in some way. And I like this bee on it.
I read an article once arguing that cameras are inherently racist. While I won’t speak to that, it sure is hard to get the center of the sunflower to pop without blowing out the sky and the petals. That said, it’s a pretty iconic shot for Summer at this place. The bumble is a Brown-belted.
A pollinator for sure. And that geranium is almost chewed away courtesy of the grasshoppers. Really good shot of the fly, too. Notice how its markings mimic the bees and wasps. Great adaptation – keeps the predators wary.
The color of this bee was just outrageously bright. And this one might be the best shot of it. Love the way it’s nestled in to the flower. That tongue at work and pollen all over its face. Pleased with this one.