Seems like such an archetypal shot for my bees. And it doesn’t need many words. Almost elegant. Love shots like this.
Some strange light on this one. Just another honey bee on a blanket flower. Neat echo of another flower there on the left. And some neat effects all through the shot.
I think this is a leafcutter just finishing up on a blanket flower. There were several in this series, but I liked this one (and this crop) best. I especially like the position/shape of her front legs folded like they are. And her face is perfect!
Heading out today to get some Yellowstone in before the festival in Idaho Falls this weekend. Hoping for some good light and some good shots!
This one, I think, from the new garden in the parking strip. Finally! Been waiting a while for that.
Was screwing around in the digital darkroom (in being a “virtual” term here) and came up with the second pic in the gallery today. Odd.
Last day of the Art Festival in Logan, Utah. Looks like a twelve hour day today – from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Happy Summer Solstice, I guess ;). It’s officially tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:31 p.m., but close enough for maximum daylight today.
Apparently, that “in” is supposed to be capitalized. Maybe because it’s at the end of the phrase? Some stuff I’ll just never understand. Wonder if the bees mess up capitalization or punctuation when they dance for each other. Odd thought. Typo. Illiteracy. Mistakes made because the education system in the hive is failing them. Wow, what a digression.
If you’ve looked at even a few of these posts, you’ll know that blanket flower. Almost the mascot of this site. But…now…hey! Click on the bee… That’s new, isn’t it?
So a whole year. Have a lot to say, but might not say much right now. Here come a whole bunch more in celebration of the anniversary!
Final tally: 400 bee pictures and 160 bonus pollinators (and quasi-pollinators). 560 total…beauty in each.
Here are the links to the anniversary bees:
And this one today is especially cute. It’s a metallic green sweat bee on what’s fast becoming my favorite flower for pollinators – the blanket flower:
I have so many neat pics on this flower and have posted quite a few here. But it just keeps giving. Pollen all over her face. Great wings. And you can really see the softness of the flower. Next year will be worse with the blanket flowers in the new parking strip garden. A number of new ones in there. But the bees will be happy…and if they are, that’s something.
One thing I know: bees can never, ever have too many blanket flowers. Also, I have carte blanche to buy as many as I’d like next summer as I see them. So there’s that. Who knows where they’ll go? Maybe I’ll cut another garden in the lawn dedicated just to them.
Love this little bee. And the blanket flower, too. This one’s straight out of the camera from July 2019. Great detail. Enjoy!