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A couple of years ago I planted a Russian sage in my garden. This is the first year that the plant has topped 6 feet. The lovely lavender blossoms are a magnet for not only honeybees but bumblers too. I took some time the other day trying to capture some of these bees. So, today I share with you what I caught.

Russian sage attracts the bees

Russian sage attracts the bees

Heading to a blossom

Heading to a blossom

Some sweet nectar

Some sweet nectar

Seeing all parts

Seeing all parts

Harvesting

Harvesting


I wish you could smell the aroma of the plant. It is heady! Thanks for stopping by today and be well… ^..^

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My dear friend Amy over at Petals Unfolding just posted a lovely series of macro photos on the bees she found hovering around her lavender. I realized that I forgot about the series of bee photos that I shot recently! We have lovely crepe myrtles in the yard and the trees hum with the activity of the bees every morning. So, I set myself up with the mono-pod and started snapping photos. My challenge was to capture shots while the bees not only moved, but as the wind blew. I took a whole series of photos and these came out the best!

The Honeybee

The Honeybee

Harvesting

Harvesting

Hairy

Hairy

Pollen ball

Pollen ball

One final shot! 🙂

Looking right at me

Looking right at me

Neat – huh? Be sure to check out Amy’s post too! You can get there by clicking HERE!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thank you for taking the time to drop by!

Beeeeeee well! ^..^

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One of my favorite fruits of summer is the nectarine. I love the gentle flavors and the smooth skin of this fruit. Because I love this fruit so much I planted two trees in my fruit orchard. The flowers in the spring are an amazing deep pink, and in the fall the leaves turn lovely shades of reds and orange. So venturing out the other day into the orchard, with one of the nectarines in full bloom, I decided to take some photos to share with you of its lovely blossoms! And, I discovered a surprise within a blossom!

A lovely nectarine blossom

A lovely nectarine blossom

As I rounded another side of the tree I spied something within one of the blossoms!

An unusual find

An unusual find

Amazing – huh?

Check out those legs!

Check out those legs!

And what a face!

What a face!

What a face!

Here she is checking me out from behind the petals!

Peeking out behind the petals

Peeking out behind the petals

Pretty flowers and one heck of a pretty bee too!

Thank you for dropping by today! Have a great Thursday! 🙂

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Venturing outside, what seemed early in the morning but was not due to the time change, I went to our hillside where I have creeping rosemary growing. The sound: The same as at the willows with all the bees! So today, I share with you my dear readers, the few photos that came out of the lovely little pollinators in my yard…

Check out the eyes on this visitor! Click on the photo twice to enlarge this one…Can you see the detail in his eyes?

A visitor to the rosemary

A visitor to the rosemary

Then I spied a baby bumble bee…Check this little guy out!

A baby bumble bee

A baby bumble bee

Now for a few bee photos…

Harvesting

Harvesting

Landing

Landing

Tucking in

Tucking in

It is another Monday and one deemed to be magnificent! Hugs to you for taking the time to drop in, and I hope that your day is spectacular!

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While sharing a cocktail with my husband the other evening I noticed that aside from the fly issue that there seemed to be a solitary black bee that kept flying in and out. I was finally able to see where it was going. A bit behind my chair on one of the 2×4’s on the deck that is mounted to the house, this bee was flying in and making use of a knot hole in the wood!

You will see the hole left of center. To estimate the size of the hole, notice the screw heads just below it.

A knot hole in a board

A knot hole in a board

What was this bee doing, I wondered.

A black bee

A black bee

When it flew off I noticed that it was packing material in the hole, but what I had no idea.

Filling the hole

Filling the hole

So I just sat and watched it hoping to get some photos. Now this bee is a bit wider than a honeybee but about as long.

Working it

Working it

In and out it went. Packing, packing, packing. And it was sideways…

Sideways

Sideways

And even upside down, I suppose so that it got good coverage.

Upside down

Upside down

It was just there on this one day and it never returned. I do not know if something emerged from this hole. But it was a curious sight to see!

Have a great Wednesday, and thank you for visiting today!

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My broccoli had bolted, which I thought was unfortunate, until I discovered how their flowers attracted honeybees. So I grabbed the camera and planted myself in the garden with my camera in hand to see if I could catch them in action. I was very fortunate to have gotten these photos. The bees are rather quick as they move from flower to flower harvesting the pollen that they will later convert into honey. Clicking on the photos will give you a close up where you will be able to enjoy the details of this beautiful wonder of nature!

Stained glass wings

Diving into broccoli

Hanging in there

Harvesting pollen

The bee has landed

I hope that you enjoyed the photos!

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