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Our crepe myrtle trees are in full bloom. The flowers on the pink tree are more abundant than on the magenta tree. In the mornings as we sit outside enjoying a cup of coffee, we hear the hum of the bees. It sounds just like we are sitting inside a hive. Bees are a hard subject to shoot photos of because they are very swift, but I did manage to get a number of photos that I want to share with you today.

Here is a honeybee…

Honeybee on Crepe Myrtle

Honeybee on Crepe Myrtle

If you look closely at this photo you will see that the honeybee is a hairy insect.

Hairy bee

Hairy bee

This little gal is on top of it!

She's on top of it!

She’s on top of it!

I got lucky on this next shot. I captured a pair!

A pair of honeybees

A pair of honeybees

This next shot shows the bee harvesting. You can see pollen on her right hind leg.

Harvesting

Harvesting

My favorite shot is this last one. The wings of the bee move so rapidly. Check out what the wing looks like captured in motion.

Wings in motion

Wings in motion

That’s it for today Thanks for dropping by! Have an amazing day and bee well. `ö´

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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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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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I should be in bed right now, but I wanted to you to see today’s discoveries! I hope that you enjoy these photos. I got home today and found that I had taken 274 photos. It is hard to go through all of it in a short period of time, so I picked out a few and may post more later! Give me your hand and I will take you through a bit of the Hawaiian garden that I discovered today!

Hawaiian Avacados

Mangos

Honeybees on Hibiscus

A graceful native

Big Leaf Philodendrum

Papaya

Plumeria

Red Ginger

Seed pods of a native vine

Next post: Geckos and the Jackson Lizard!

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