Arguably an ugly critter, but I think it’s fairly compelling. Especially on the backdrop of the delicate dahlia petals. And I’m a little backed-up on the bonuses, so there’s that…
Last day of 2020. Here’s a shot that I hope represents 2021 in terms of mood and ease and peace. Not sure we’ll get that – but hope is a great thing. I tried to crop this one several times to get closer to the bee but had no luck getting the same feel out of it. So here’s the full picture. Happy New Year!
This one’s from October of this year.
This one’s from August 2019 in the neighbors’ yard. They’re pretty tolerant of this knucklehead squatting or on his belly near their beds. Great neighbors! Really a great neighborhood. Fortunate.
Enjoy the orange!
Nearing the end of this odd, strange, weird year. Hoping 2021 isn’t more of the same. Trying to think of the good that has come out of this year – and hoping my vision will be better looking back than it is looking around right now. Not to say that there haven’t been wonderful things happen. But as a year…it’s been remarkably twisted.
The bees, though, seem to keep being. Not meant to be a pun. Just is. They just are.
Here’s a pollen-covered girl from last july. On the cone flower again. I like the good look you get at the pollen all over her face – and at her mandibles. Very cute little one!
Just got back from a remarkable winter photography trip to Yellowstone. WOW. Anyway…
Love this shot. Love this bee. Love this flower. Not open very far yet, but you can see that it’s already starting to throw pollen. Should be back from a trip to Yellowstone today. Hopefully some good shots?!?!
Not the queen on the salvia this day. Go figure…
This one looks a little gray washed. And it’s vertical. How often do I crop like that? Should do it more. Another in a couple of days.
One thing I know: bees can never, ever have too many blanket flowers. Also, I have carte blanche to buy as many as I’d like next summer as I see them. So there’s that. Who knows where they’ll go? Maybe I’ll cut another garden in the lawn dedicated just to them.
Waiting on a package and need to be able to hear the doorbell. So no nonsense narrative today. Only alliteration. I guess. Enjoy!