Not sure the name of this flower. Doesn’t seem to matter at all to the sweat bee. Pollen everywhere. Busy background. Tiny bee.
Lots going on in this pic. Colors especially. Kind of neat, though. Btw, the scabiosa is also called the “pincushion flower”. Sounds less nasty than scabby.
Still snow. Still cold. I’m sounding like I’m whining. I am. Want to be shooting new bees. Shouldn’t be complaining about the winter, of course, but I’m so very ready for spring. That bee mojo…need!
Meantime, this gorgeous little one has liatris pollen all over her face. Weird plant in that while you might think it would throw purple pollen, its pollen is white. Enjoy!
..to August. And warm. And and a bumble. This one almost seems surrealistic to me. Love the blur of the wings. And the petals as shapes and not much else. Might be a little overexposed. But it seems to be about the shapes and colors working for the bee. This one has a nice feel to it. Also: spring really is coming.
Still brutally cold. But should warm up midweek next week. SO…from last week. And that funny looking arch at the bottom of the pic is a plant tag. Really hoping that the crocuses survived the hard, hard freeze.
Did not do a great job of clearing the fall detritus. Happens sometimes. If ginko works, the dirt has gotten smarter during the winter. Shot from a couple of days ago. Wind chill below zero this morning. Really nasty arctic winds the last couple of days. Tore a sign off the gallery last night, too. But…spring’s springing. And the bees are ready…
Acted a bit like a blizzard this morning at daybreak, but I got a few shots a couple of days ago. So more fresh today. Love the muted colors in this one. And her face coming out over the top of that petal. You can see her toes on two of her legs pretty well. Three articulated toes.
Had a bit of a sliver of time yesterday between shooting dogs (meaning photographing) and shooting mustangs (again, meaning photographing them) to wander through the blooming crocuses and shoot (again) a few bees! Always one of the best days of the year. So…fresh bees all around! And she’s got some pollen going on, too!
Another shot from August. Kind of messy, but a great bumble. One of the things I like most about the allium is that when it stops blooming, the skeletons of the bloom ball persist until winter (or you deadhead them). So they make nice orb shapes in the garden as other things continue to bloom. (And they seed, too, which is neat.)
Been a while since a bonus. Just came across this one from August. The pollinators just love the liatris. Neat flower!