This shot would be absolutely stellar if not for the out of focus blossoms above the bee. Great focus on the bee with a good look at the hairs on her rear leg – the pollen basket. Beautiful critter. The bokeh is nice, too.
So very busy yesterday that I only made three minutes (according to the data from the camera) to shoot. Feeling bad about that and not so great about the shot. Good enough, I guess – and I really value posting fresh stuff. The winter will be long. Or will seem long. Pretty little one on the lavender that looks better than I’d thought originally.
Something else: if you’re somehow roped into destroying rather than creating – breaking rather than building – you’d better have a stinkin’ good reason for it. And had better not make it a habit.
Apologies for the lack of narrative for the past few days. I hate it when people say, “I didn’t have any time”. Was trying to get on the road to go to a festival – and chose to do other things with my time – and only posted the pictures.
So…back again. And the lavender’s back, too. They bloom for the first time in late June/early July around here. But some of them re-fire in the late summer/early fall. Quickly becoming one of my favorite plants to photograph with the bees. And, of course, the bees love them. Looks like there will be some new, different varieties in the new garden (former parking strip) next year. Am looking forward to that.
Ended up buying a couple of products and even another lavender plant. Like there’s any room for that. Well, there might be. Rented a sod cutter the other day and took out the parking strip on the south side… The lawn is shrinking. Guess it will be an iris bed – among other things.
Protip: mark your sprinklers before you start your sod cutter rodeo/wrestling match. Agenda this morning: fix a sprinkler.
Oh, here’s today’s bee from the lavender farm. The light was awful, but any chunk of time with cameras in hand is a good chunk of time…
…overdose on Vitamin C. Well, apparently it’s pretty hard to do. I wonder if that’s the same for lavender…
Very busy day with a very early appointment through about sixty miles of rush hour traffic. So just getting to today’s bee (that I shot in some pretty nasty light just a few minutes ago). You, though, as a paying customer have the right to complain – or cancel your subscription. Oh, wait a minute…
So much else in bloom. I’ll get to something besides purple soon. Just need to find a bit of equilibrium. Enjoy!!!
Been on the road in Colorado for the last few days. Interesting, fun trip. Shot some classic (and older) cars and trucks, too. On the steep part of the learning curve on those, I’d bet. Just copying the cards over now.
But…trip got extended an extra day because these are strange times we live in… And I didn’t have a bee preloaded for this early a.m. as I normally do when I’m away.
So, today, you get a scramble through the lavender – a wider shot than I normally post, but it’s today – and she’s a bee – and has a pal in the lower left of the shot, too. So…enjoy 😉
If you’d like to spend the afternoon approaching Lavender You’ll feel just fine but one thing’s sure You’ll never be the same
From Gordon Lightfoot (1970). Guess he’s still around and touring. He’s one I’ve not seen before. I have a soft spot for the If You Could Read my Mind album.
Beautiful bee. I like the shot…lots. Printed it on metallic paper and it’s just stunning. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a matted copy in either 5×7 or 8×10. Really pops. I think this shot is going to go in the 2021 beefriends calendar.
I’m going to be disappointed when the lavender starts to fade. Rough to shoot in, for sure given the shadows, but sometimes they work out pretty well. Have seen maybe a dozen different varieties in it so far this year. This one is a good-sized bumble enjoying the bounty.