Honeybee on a White Geranium

Nice face and antennae on this one. She’s cute. This one’s from June last summer. As far as it goes, the honeybees are really fond of this one – seems moreso than any/all of the other geraniums in the yard. Two colors – one white and one kind of pink.

For the record: Geranium x cantabriginese – ‘Biokovo’ is the white and ‘Karmina’ is the pink. Get some. They’re a little wild, but the bees love them!

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Sweet Little Honeybee on a Chocolate Daisy

This is a pretty neat flower (Berlandiera Lyrata). Early in the day, it really does smell like chocolate. And if you have more than a few of them blooming at once, the scent wafts through the garden. A bit of a ratty looking flower (in my opinion), but charming in its own way (like many of us, I’d guess).

Great wings on this one. Great face, too!

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Photobombing the Caryopteris

Guess most people call it “bluebeard”. But you kind of go with what you learn first, I guess. Not much special about this one. But I did like the little visitor coming across the bottom.

Been shooting lots of birds lately. Had some fun with harriers yesterday battling over a fish. Guess I’ll toss that in below. Don’t think they’re pollinating anything. But…really neat anyway.

Let’s pretend they’re pollinating something to keep up with the theme:

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Pollen-covered on the Trumpet Vine

Another from September of 2019. Tons and tons of great wasps on this day, too. For some reason, the wasps really love the trumpet vine. All kinds of wasps, too – not only the paper wasps, but others, too. One of these days…

While the pollen basket isn’t in the plane of focus on this one, there’s plenty of pollen that is – including on her right eye. Fun shot. In other news, this particular trumpet vine was growing on a power pole. The utility guys removed it a bit ago. They grow fast, so I suspect it will be back sooner than later.

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Strange Light and Color on the Liatris

Not sure what to think of this one. The light and color are weird. But…it’s kind of compelling. Normally, it’s about the beeface, too, but not today. And that pollen basket is just starting to fill. I like the feel of this one, even if it’s not quite in line with everything else here. Might be that kind of day…

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