Caught the hair surrounding her eye pretty well in this shot. Discussion of the compound eye and its attendant hair sometime in February. Might be worth going back and having a look. Interesting stuff to me, at least.
Several doubles in this shot. Weird symmetry in something pretty asymmetrical.
Rather empty pollen bucket on this one – just getting started I guess. Neat perspective, leading with her face here.
Running out of words for the Sedum. Great tongue, though!
With detail like this, it’s hard for me to tire of it. Love the eye.
Great profile of this pretty one.
This is such a wonderful plant in the fall for pollinators. I’m especially fond of side-shots that show the eye – and on the margin of flowers. This one just sets up perfectly for those shots. Really makes the bee stand out. Love this shot.
I kind of hate that these shots are so small in this bloggy-thing. I’ve resized them to 1000 pixels, but it looks like it displays at only about 600. They look good on a phone I guess… But I wish you could see the full-frame that I see on my monster monitor. Or how they print… Nature is art.
It’s been warmer-ish here lately. Fifties this afternoon. But I’ll be something-ed if I can find out where the bees have gone. Maybe the fruit trees, but not at our place? Lots of activity in the hives, but very little in the yard. Seems like something I’ve noticed before. So… Nothing fresh from today – but a neat one on a sedum again from last fall.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll follow one…figure out where she’s off to.
From Fall of last year. Look at how she’s grabbing the flower with her…what are they? Toes? I’ve seen them pull looser petals off (especially the heavier bees) and fall to the ground and then, after a bit, fly right back. I always imagine the bee thought, “what the…??? Well, back to it!”
Hyacinth tomorrow…or maybe a tulip. Some good shots from today I need to go through. I love spring.
Met several lovely neighbors today (that’s yesterday – Sunday) as I was in the garden and they were out for walks while observing the order to cower in place. Or is it shelter? Anyway, we maintained the appropriate distance between us as we talked and I truly enjoyed the interaction. As we get further into this, I can only imagine that real interaction among people will be all the more necessary and important. I guess I’m suggesting that we still can and should be social (we are social creatures for sure) while respecting what we’ve been asked to do.