The First of Many Quick Hits – Beautiful on the Alyssum

Trying to get out the door to go to the Durango Art Festival (Sat and Sun of this week) so I’m pre-loading a few. Will extend the trip into Arizona to photograph some burros so I’ll be away for a while. So forgive me for little narrative this week. Actually, many of you will like it. I think.

Nice composition on this one. And a great bee!

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Late on the Alyssum

Not a great day. Got hit by a hornet on the fist-side, index-finger knuckle of my left hand, and my hand looks/feels like a catcher’s mitt. Plus hard drive crashery…and some other stuff.

SO…alyssum from this morning. Volunteers this year – normally I get a couple of flats of them. Was so windy this morning that the low-slung blossoms were most friendly to both the bees and the camera. So here ‘ya go!

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Multi-color Alyssum

Oh, hey – today (through Sunday), I’ll be in Centennial Colorado at The Highlands Garden Center (8080 S Holly Street). Hours are: Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. – with a whole bunch of neat pictures of bees, birds, flowers, etc.

Don’t know if I’ve posted too many on the alyssum. Part of the problem is that they don’t rest much on these exceptionally tiny blossoms. They bounce around a lot and that makes shooting tough. Love these plants, though. Once they get started, they don’t stop until a hard frost. They’re only about six inches tall (normally – we’ve got some aberrations in a few spots that have gotten huge) and they make a nice, annual border in some of our gardens. The bees seem pretty fickle about them – tho I do notice more natives on them than honeybees. And that counts for something.

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