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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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The other day I received a phone call from my neighbor EB asking me if I wanted to take some photos of honey bees. I am always interested in taking photos of bees, and EB told me to check out the area around one of our local ponds. So, I went there yesterday morning.

I waited for the air to warm a bit giving them a chance to wake up before going to work. When I arrived at the pond, I grabbed my camera and opened the car door. The sound: It made me feel like I was inside of a bee hive! The hum of the bees was loud and got louder the closer I got to the willows. I had to remind myself not to swat as I was being buzzed!

So, for today, I am sharing with you photos of these lovely ladies! I hope that you will enjoy these photos!

In flight

In flight

Glassine wings

Glassine wings

Harvesting pollen

Harvesting pollen

A ball of pollen adorns the bees leg

A ball of pollen adorns the bees leg

Such a lovely backside!

Such a lovely backside!

One final bee shot…

One long tongue pulling pollen

One long tongue pulling pollen

Not only were there plenty of bees, but I found some flies were attracted to the willows. Here is a fly that I refer to as a hovercraft as this fly will hover, move, and then hover again…

A hovercraft fly

A hovercraft fly

I hope that you enjoyed this series of photos! Well, it is the start of the work week! Rain is once again coming for us and we are looking forward to it!

Have a magnificent Monday, and thanks for taking the time to drop by!

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I grabbed my camera this morning and headed outside with the intent of capturing a rainbow of colors in my yard. I snapped of photo after photo and then headed into the vegetable garden. The buzzing of honeybees caught my attention and I found them scattered all across my blooming oregano. Braving stingers, I sat in front of a set of blossoms hoping to capture some of these lovely ladies as they went about their daily task of collecting pollen. I share with you today the honeybees in my garden! To really get the detail of the honeybee, I suggest that you click on the photo to isolate the image and then click on it again to enlarge the photo. The details are pretty amazing! I give you the honeybee!

The Honeybee

The Honeybee

The honeybee will collect the nectar from a flower and drink her fill.

Drinking her fill

Drinking her fill

Once full, she will go back to the hive where she will pass on the nectar to another worker bee who will hold the nectar on her tongue until the water evaporates. What she is left with is honey. Pretty cool, huh?

The honeybee is covered with hair.

One fuzzy body!

One fuzzy body!

These bees are pretty docile unless the hive or they themselves are threatened. Just sitting there and snapping off the photos did not seem to bother them, but I think they were watching me.

Watching me closely

Watching me closely

This one turned her back to me!

The backside of a honeybee

The backside of a honeybee

There wings are glassy and paned. A real work of art if you ask me!

The lace of a wing

The lace of a wing

If you would like to get involved in a bee counting project please take the time to visit http://www.greatsunflower.org/

Well, I hope that you enjoyed the photos today! Thanks for stopping by and Bee happy today!

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