While you cannot tell, this is a metallic green one. So covered in pollen, too. And a great look at the tongue and mandibles. Firsts are fun. And the catmint has started to come into its own again. Had some great looks at this little bee, but my camera froze up and had a remove-the-battery reset. Germane to nothing, but a reminder that things mechanical (and electronic) are part of the process – and something I usually take for granted. So I sat and watched this little one until she was finished and flew away before I started fiddling with/fixing the camera. Lesson in there somewhere, I guess.