Apparently, this one has been reclassified recently as a member of the squill family. Plant taxonomy is really a moving target. This one is one of my favorites. Although it blooms for a while, the window in which the bees visit is pretty narrow – meaning that it only throws pollen for a short time. Lots of flowers are that way. So you get ’em while you can…
Oh, and I really shouldn’t forget to mention her neck. It’s why I chose this photo. Never in a million years would I imagine that a bee’s neck would look like that. So very strange. But, of course, perfect.
Neat honeybee on: Glory of the snow (Scilla forbesii ‘Pink Giant’). I really like these flowers. For some reason, they’ve been a little difficult for me to photograph. They always end up looking looser and nastier in the shot than they do to my eye. But I think this one worked out well. Good depth. And the bee is great. Look at that pollen basket.
In other news, our beekeeper friend (know in my phone as JodyBees) dropped off two hives yesterday (with the promise of a third sometime soon). If it weren’t raining cats and dogs (and other medium-sized animals), I’d be out looking for them on the blossoms.
On a Scilla called Scilla section Chionodoxa. I guess. It’s common name is Glory of the Snow. I’ll go with that. It’s a beautiful blue and its backdrop here is made up of black rocks. It doesn’t stick around very long, but the bees really do like it. Its shape and color – the way it unfolds itself – it really appeals to me. Connects in some way. And I like this bee on it.