Were it not for the light, this one might have been a great contender for the calendar. So many elements that I like in this one. Can’t wait for the crocuses to come back!
I’ve really, really gotten behind on posting these. And I’m very sorry about that. I’ve got them loaded up and ready to go. Just haven’t made time to do it. Trying to catch up now. You need your Daily Bee. As do I. Great shot from October today. Lots of snow on the ground right now, but every day is another day closer to the first bee of the spring. Looking forward to that! Enjoy.
This one is from the 11th of October and you can see on the left blossom that the grasshoppers were still going strong even that late in the year.
Good look at her in flight. Usually I get profiles, but I like this one going away. Great view of her wing. Beautiful critter.
Didn’t have as many salvias around this year in the garden and I’m not sure why. I love them and so do the bees. And they, like the sunflowers (and many others), are products of the bees pollination. Fun to see the colors and even sizes vary from year to year. And they, like many of the others, wander around the garden as they seed and grow and seed and grow.
Great look at her in flight. Love it when I get those sharp shots.
This one almost made it into the calendar this year, but the light wasn’t all that perfect. But the shot is a lot of fun. Two bees, in flight, pollen basket… And lovely flowers. Can’t wait for spring! Earliest bee I ever shot was on January 28th a few years ago, so…that’s really just eight weeks away. Likely won’t happen that early this year, but still…kinda makes me happy.
Fun shot. In flight. Pollenface. Hugely messy elements in the composition. But very natural. Just how nature is.
I’ve mentioned this before, but most of the in-flight shots that happen to be really near a flower aren’t bees approaching, but bees coming out of the flower (as is the case here). So neat that they fly backward. But full disclosure here: whenever I look at those shots, I always half-think (even though I know better) that they’re flying toward the flower. Wonder why that is.
The light is kind of a mess in this one with the shadows – but the bee looks great. And the background is pretty wild. This one’s from June of this year. Summertime riot of color and life. Can’t wait for that again. We’re nearing the shortest day…and it gets better from there.
A good August Look. This particular agastache looks kind of ratty sometimes, but the bees are always on and around it. And that counts for something. A good grab of a beautiful be looking for lunch. Busy background…but that’s reality.
Lots going on here. Two Longhorns, two sweat bees, and lots of color in the petals. Shot toward the end of July. I love the sunflowers. They’re all bee-created hybrids and it’s fun to see where in the yard they’ll show up…and how they vary from year to year. Fantastic!