From yesterday. Nice look at both the wasp and the flower.
Snow cold sleet rain here. Warms up on Sunday, I guess. So a penstemmon from last summer is today’s shot. Such a great color. And not a shot of her behind exclusively, as is the case with most on the penstemmon.
Brings me back to mid summer. Love these flowers. The bees will often crawl all the way in. This is a bit of a rare grab of her tongue there on the stamen or pistil or anther or whatever the heck that is. Pretty girl!
My bee identification skills are abysmal. Very different green metallic bee today. Note the abdomen vs. yesterday’s bee. The one yesterday was dark and light striped – whereas today’s is metallic. Both neat for sure. Also like the the blossoms side-by-side. Such pretty things – both the bees and the flowers. The pink with the green is a neat touch, too.
At least I think that’s what the bumble is. Just getting ready to take flight. The penstemmon is a fun one – the smaller bees just disappear for a while inside. The larger look like they’re holding on to their hat.