Messy ‘mums

Got a few minutes with the bees today. Been very cold and not many are out. I suspect they’ll be heading for the almond groves in California soon. Been raining, too, off and on and that seems to discourage them. Seems like about fifty degrees is the threshold for much activity, tho there are outliers.

Got a few on this particular ‘mum. Lots with tongue. Might see a few more of those shots over the winter. The chrysanthemums aren’t one of my favorite flowers. They seem to feed the flies more than the bees. And they tend to look nasty as they age (see upper right). Some flowers do it so gracefully…others, not so much. It’s late. And I yammer. But she’s cute!

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