But not, fortunately. Those of you who went through the 100+ bees day of May 10th saw a lot of asters. Now more today.
But these are Spring asters. Not something I’ve had before. And a really neat little native in them. Including two pics from the same bee today. Looks like a sweat bee, but I don’ think it is.
Not sure what those lines in the background are…but I don’t hate them. This one taken in early afternoon sun. Nice on the eye. And the profile again.
So pretty. Just glowing. Late evening in September of last year.
Kind of a dreamy shot. This one turns out to be a gorgeous print. Bees are art.
Don’t think this one had any pollen ready yet. But sure doesn’t hurt to check.
But tarnished copper (plated zinc these days?) never looked this good.
…before the asters returned. This from mid-September of 2019. And she’s gorgeous. Really a terrific capture of her doing what she does.
Great bee, pollen bucket, and detail on the flower. Also notice the bud on the left side of the shot. The asters…once they start, they go and go and go and go… And I think I’m proving that today.
This is a pose I don’t publish often because it’s so rough with the focus. But it really worked out here. Neat detail – face and wing.
Great eye and tongue in this profile shot.