Check out that pollen – especially the color. It doesn’t always match the color of the blossoms. I sure love spring. Even when it’s a little late. In other words, it’s begun.
Cute little thing….for what it is.
This one was pretty busy…checking out lots of flowers, but not sticking on any one or any particular variety for very long. This shot is one of the most fun ones. And it’s a really good look at this queen.
Admittedly a skipper, but super cute on the dianthus. I’ve seen a few cabbage ones (the little white ones) and maybe maybe maybe a painted lady (maybe – or I might be misremembering) this year. But this is the first shot at one for 2022.
Lots of bees out today finally. Most seemed clustered in the catmint (ignoring the irises). My favorite shot of the day was this one. Such good detail frozen…down to the pollen on her eye.
Great profile. Pollen on her eye. And sedum angelina in the background. From yesterday. Might warm up enough for new shots tomorrow. No flies on this one, though.
Great feel on this one. And you can, sadly, see the grasshoppers at work on that blossom she’s on. And such a cute little face.
These poor little flowers have the habit of looking pretty nasty pretty fast – especially when you look at the blossoms. But when seen from a distance, they’re a really remarkable (contiguous-looking) ground cover. And they are such a persistent little thing, too. Great bee amid them today!
That’s what I woke up to. So very strange for mid-May. Very strange.
Here’s one from last week, though. And she’s plenty cute!
Similar looking bees – same temperature, light, etc., and some are as wild and fast and spastic as hummingbirds – while others are logy and even slower than the most sluggish bumbles. Not sure why that is. This little one fell off a dandelion into the lawn and wasn’t in much of a hurry to get going again. But I got a good look at her and it’s an interesting shot. She ended up climbing up a blade and taking flight and started feeding again. But even then, a slow mover. I do like different looks, though, and a not-on-a-blossom bee is a neat one for today. The layering of the grass with her and her parts is neat, too.