I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a real fan of chrysanthemums. Still not. But wow…this pic is fantastic of the flowers and the bee. Tongue and pollen basket. Great eye. Not much not to like about this one. I’ll end up getting over ‘mums eventually.
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.
Here’s a really, really, really tiny sweat bee on a single ‘mum petal. About the size of a grain of rice, give or take. Really, really tiny. And quite cute.
Rough to try to get focus on this one. Might be able to tell given how much/little of the ‘mum is in focus. But pretty compelling, I think.
Which might mean that I found some time to shoot today. I did. Keep wondering if this day (whatever the day is) is going to be the “last day” for bees. Kind of a silly thing…and an odd thing to wonder. I’ve never marked a “last day” before, but it would be easy to tell looking in the photo folders. Apparently this year, it’s meaningful.
Great bee face. Pollen on the eye. Tongue hidden behind the right antenna. And a couple of fullish pollen baskets if you look closely. Oh, and a beautiful ‘mum.
Haven’t missed posting a bee yet, I don’t think. Pushing it with this one. Shot today on the ‘mums. Got to shoot for a few minutes in the afternoon, but nearly nothing turned out right. Think I might be a bit too harried with this renovation. Unfun yet exciting.
Enjoy…hope to take more time tomorrow to shoot (assuming the weather people are right and it’s warm…ish).
So here’s another great shot of a great bee on a great ‘mum.
Turns out I’m changing my mind about these…
Late, late, late again. What a day. Missed a funeral I very much wanted to attend. Gallery leased, remodeling begins tomorrow. What a day.
Got to shoot for about ten minutes this afternoon between and among the mess of the day. Manged to get a number of good shots and enjoy myself just a little. In other, sadder news the honeybees were bundled up this evening and are preparing for their journey to the almond groves of California. Can’t wait for spring, and fall isn’t even over yet. Always makes me a little sad to see the bees go south.
But hey, this is a great bee. And one that is going to stick around! Enjoy.
This time, it’s a full-frame shot (no crop). The depth of focus really gets thin when I get that close. But it’s a fun shot. Maybe the bud in the lower left is a bit distracting…and maybe I should have cut off some of the left side for the sake of balance. But it’s mostly about the bee. And it’s a great shot of her. Go ‘mums!! (I guess…)
Spell checker tried to change that word to misanthrope. It might know more than I. Snow dusting this morning. Won’t be long before I will have had the last bee day. Maybe it’s happened already.
Here’s another on a ‘mum. Neat shot. Neat colors. Neat depth. Maybe they’re not so bad…
I’ve really meant to post pics of flowers, too, from the gardens here. But I’ve not been very good at it. I like this one from yesterday, though. On the menu in the fall. Welcome to the bee buffet.