"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Some Lovely Bees

The only thing to do at the moment is to go out and commune with some bees.

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Tiny tiny delicate white faced  Hyleaus bees on the coriander flowers and the furry lamb’s ear. They are such a favourite of mine. No-one ever bought a print of this one ..too much like a wasp people said…..

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The normal hover flies look enormous in comparison

Little male Bombus lapidarius sleeping away a rain shower.

and without its pollinating bee anymore, the self pollinating bee orchid from a grassy patch by the reservoir.

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All that dressing up with no-one left to impress, except a few of us humans… The male longhorn bee is known to visit this beautiful thing,.. but they are very rare in the UK. It would be lovely to see one; it is the right sort of habitat with vetchling, clovers and trefoils. Maybe another day .

2 comments:

Emily bee said...

Bees make everything better. The Hyleaus bees don't look that wasp-like!

hogmu said...

Gorgeous!