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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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Once spring gets into full swing here in the Foothills, get the Benedryl! Pollen is everywhere! At night when we take the dog out there is so much in the air that it looks like it is snowing, but what is falling is floating pollen. And what does pollen do very well? It sticks to everything! Everything! To give you an idea of what the pollen is like here in the Foothills…I have dedicated this post to pollen!

My post title indicates that I have been pollinated! I have, and to prove it here is a photo!

I've been pollinated!

I’ve been pollinated!

Stay tuned for the results!

What I really wanted to capture were photos of the pollen in the puddles after the recent rain, but nature was against me on this…But there is still plenty of pollen to share, so we will start with how it covers the decking…

Pollen covers our decks

Pollen covers our decks

The above photo is where the rain hit the deck. Here is what it looked like where it has accumulated over the last 3 days.

It is so thick that I can write in it!

It is so thick that I can write in it!

Sticky stuff that this is, it loves to attach to the vehicles.

It's on the bumper of the car

It’s on the bumper of the car

Where the rain missed…

It covers the rocks in our driveway

It covers the rocks in our driveway

Where the rain washed the rocks…

A rain washed area free of pollen

A rain washed area free of pollen

Quite a difference, don’t you think?

Now I know that the bird bath, which has not been used since last fall, needs to be washed, but this next photo shows a ring of yellow pollen. The actual width of the yellow band is about a half inch.

It resides at the edge of the water in the bird bath that needs a cleaning

It resides at the edge of the water in the bird bath that needs a cleaning

Here is a shot of the pine flowers giving off the pollen. I suggest clicking on this photo twice for a really good view of the pollen coming off the blossoms!

Pollen flying off the pine blossoms

Pollen flying off the pine blossoms

Right now all the pines and oaks are blooming. Many others are as well. When I came back inside after taking these photos I had to clean off the pollen that coated my camera!

Well needless to say, I have been pollinated, as you saw in the first photo! In a few months I should expect this to come my way!

They tell me this is what the baby will look like!

They tell me this is what the baby will look like!

Now don’t you just want to tickle that cute cheek?

Tickling the cheek!

Tickling the cheek!

Well, I need to go and take a Benedryl and blow my nose! I hope that you enjoyed this post, and I thank you for putting up with my silly humor! Now go and have a good Wednesday, OK? And, thanks for stopping by!

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