Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sun. Shade. Blossoms. Bees. Serendipity.



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Once I came back down the steps from the thrift shop on Saturday, I turned west to walk back to my building. That's when I noticed the busy bees and their yellow blossoms. The bees flighted so quickly that I'm very surprised I managed to get a couple of photos with them in focus. I've cropped so that you'll have a better view.

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The yellow blossoms grow as a ground cover on a slope that at it's highest point, it's a bit above my eye level. If I hadn't been standing in the shade, I'd never have been able to stand there long enough to keep trying to photograph a bee. It was 90 degrees on my iPhone's weather app.

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Bee on the move, upper left corner, silhouette. Cropped so that it's easier for you to see.

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Same image, uncropped, to give you an idea of just how difficult it was to find those bees in time to take a photo. Blossoms all over the place, dark shadowy spaces in between, quick moving bees. What a trip!

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While I stood there taking photos, I noticed several blossoms sort of standing alone, not in the turmoil where the bees flitted. I wonder if the bees knew their pollen had already been gathered? Otherwise, why ignore such pretty blossoms?

3 comments:

William Kendall said...

Marvelous captures!

bill burke said...

Nice images! You caught the busy bee in action.

Gunn said...

Nice images.
The last one is my favourite.
Enjoy the season.