Friday, July 23, 2010
I Love Bees
Is this not the greatest little guy ever? Working their little hearts out to make the garden and this world a more beautiful place.
I had decided to take a late afternoon break and just head outside and see what the world was up to and I got lucky enough to get a picture of this guy in mid-flight! I hadn't realized I had caught him on film until I opened the pictures to edit. I was really excited about it as all summer I watch them and their friends working my flowers and admiring their persistence and dedication. He's obviously a typical drone, but I have seen many different kinds of flying insects that are not in this fella's genus. I have no idea what the others are but they seem to work just as hard so they are all welcome here!
I have actually gotten up on a crisp fall morning and found these sweeties asleep on the flowers where they stayed for the night. While they are still groggy I can reach over and pet their little backs and to me that is a thrill. The garden, no matter how humble, never fails to amaze me.