Just a cute honeybee grooming herself on the trumpet vine. I really love the flowers and vines that keep throwing blossoms once they start. The trumpet vine is one of those. It will keep producing until the frost gets it. Wasps are especially fond of this one (in addition to the honeybees).
Not much to say about this one. It’s today’s bee. Just a neat, sunny shot of a brown-belted on yellow. Says summertime to me. One of those that will lift me in the cold next winter.
This is such a beautiful color. And I’m a bit colorblind to red/green, sadly. Such a gorgeous combination of colors from the petals to the middle to the bee to the background. This one’s kind of moving to me. Almost archetypal. Then a longhorn bee came in and bombed the bumble. But the bumble held strong and the longhorn went away. Have pics of that that I ran out of time to post…
This one came from the Ogden Botanical Gardens. Was mostly/only bumbles on this one, but the leafcutter made an appearance. The three stems in the backround add a lot to the shot.
Great shot of a brown-belted bumble over the Salvia Azura. Very subject to wind because it’s such a tall plant (60″+), but such a beautiful color!
Thread-waisted wasp in a riot of flowers. Its abdomen is that red/orange shape behind and to the left of it. Blends in with the flowers. Printed this one and it’s really stunning as wall art. Maybe nobody wants a wasp on the wall, but I think it’s compelling.
I just love it when they get into the hibiscuses. One of their best looks. And it’s so neat how each flower seems to throw pollen differently. And how different the pollen is – shape, size, and color. Wish the light were better on this shot, but I do love it – especially because the pollen still on the flower has some good focus, too.
Only had a couple of minutes before the sun went down tonight. Very full day. Didn’t get to shoot like I wanted to. Anyway…this is today’s bee. Kinda neat. Kinda weird. But is what it is. Happy late summer!
Nice late summer day waaaaaaay up in the Rockies (temperature was a full twenty degrees cooler up there than in the valley) with the dogs. And other critters. These thistles were in bloom (as were tons of other things – missed the great fun by maybe ten days??) and the place was full of bees and butterflies and other things. The bees were being pretty territorial about the thistles – so the butterflies weren’t able to stay on one very long. This is a shot of a bee approaching. The next shot has the butterfly vacating…
Sure is fun to get two in a shot.
I think this br0wn-belted had just been visiting the hibiscuses. Just filthy-covered. And super cute. Shot at the Botanical Gardens in Ogden, Utah.