Fun shot and kind of rare in that there’s not much in the foreground that’s out of focus. Cute face and the one coming in from the left with her tongue out is a nice touch. Grinding through winter, looking forward to the bees again. It’s cold!
I’ve really, really gotten behind on posting these. And I’m very sorry about that. I’ve got them loaded up and ready to go. Just haven’t made time to do it. Trying to catch up now. You need your Daily Bee. As do I. Great shot from October today. Lots of snow on the ground right now, but every day is another day closer to the first bee of the spring. Looking forward to that! Enjoy.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a real fan of chrysanthemums. Still not. But wow…this pic is fantastic of the flowers and the bee. Tongue and pollen basket. Great eye. Not much not to like about this one. I’ll end up getting over ‘mums eventually.
I like this one on the Russian Sage a lot. The lines. Kind of gives an idea of how dense the blossoms are. It’s no wonder that those plants and blossoms are just pulsing with bees once they start to bloom. Great plant for pollinators – and it’s not very thirsty at all – and blooms and blooms and blooms and blooms. Plant a couple – or a lot!
This one is from the 11th of October and you can see on the left blossom that the grasshoppers were still going strong even that late in the year.
Good look at her in flight. Usually I get profiles, but I like this one going away. Great view of her wing. Beautiful critter.
This one makes me smile, too. I know it’s dumb to anthropomorphize insects, but this one looks just a little puckish to me. And I’m going to use a little of my artistic license that I think I’m supposed to have to be okay with it.
Great face…and look.
This one delights me. Might not be stellar art, but the lines and lights and darks and focus are just fun. And it’s a good look at her, too. From October – that rebloom I mentioned a while ago.
Serious question: why do we humans think it’s okay to say stupid stuff as long as it’s alliterative? Or rhymes? Or almost rhymes? Click it or ticket. Who says that, really?
End of mini-rant. And enjoy another reason to love the chrysanthemums. I’m trying…and I might be almost there…and it’s pics like this one that might be doing it.
I have it in my head that in years past, I kind of went overboard on posting bees on blanket flowers. Might or might not be true, but I’ve not posted as many this year. Here’s a neat one from June.
And I might be a bit of an evangelist for the blanket flowers. They’re really inexpensive, easy to care for (and don’t take much water), they bloom from about May (at least here in Utah) all the way through the first hard frost. And, most importantly, the pollinators just love them. And they’re another that seeds and morphs from year to year – the bee creations. And that’s fun itself.
For some reason, I really like the profile shots like this one in which they’re hanging off the flowers. I shoot so many bees during the summer (literally thousands of pics a day on some days) that the shapes and attitudes of their bodies become familiar to me. This is one of the best in my mind. And the lavender is just fantastic because it is.