In Flight Coming off the Russian Sage

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.

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Linear Russian Sage

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!

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More Mumming

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.

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Blanket Flower Goodness

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.

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Profile on the Lavender

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.

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