On the Guara

Oh, hey – today (through Sunday), I’ll be in Centennial Colorado at The Highlands Garden Center (8080 S Holly Street). Hours are: Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. – with a whole bunch of neat pictures of bees, birds, flowers, etc. Come have a look!

Think this is the first shot I’ve posted on this particular plant. Shot some on white ones at a public garden earlier this year and they’ll probably show up sometime in the next few months here. They’re pretty delicate blossoms on thin stalks so they flap around a lot – even in the most gentle breeze. In other words, they don’t hold still. That said, the bees really seem to like them. In fact, one of the common names of this plant is “beeblossom” (yes, all one word – apparently I’m not the only one who compounds words with impunity).

This shot, especially of the bee and the blossom that it’s on, seems to have something special about it. Don’t know what it is, but it catches more than my eye. Kind of a mess in the upper left quarter or so, which is a shame. Neat, though.

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