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 […]