Speaking of attracting pollinators into my garden, I don’t believe this flying insect landing a sage flower is a bee but rather a type of fly called a hover fly or a flower fly. Unlike a bee, it doesn’t have a stinger. Like a bee, it helps with pollination. Sounds like a win/win to me!
Don’t get me wrong, I love an opportunity to escape the cold and visit Phoenix in the winter, but at the end of the day, I prefer green to brown, flowers to cacti. So it wasn’t much of a surprise that I immediately fell for calliandra, or fairy dusters, at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Fairy […]
As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?” I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in. Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]
There have been lots of great sunflower pics posted lately, so I thought I’d join in the fun. This golden beauty, standing tall in the Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum, was being courted by a bee when I pulled the trigger. That seems to be a common theme… I also encourage you to […]
As I started to title today’s post “Busy as a Bee” a little voice in the back of my head had déjà vu. After a little site searching, I found this entry from the end of April. I think I’ve improved my skills a bit in the past four months. What do you think? Do you have […]