REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Honey, I'm home!

The honeybees love my coneflowers and black-eyed Susans, as well as the sunflowers that "volunteered" from the seeds that blew out of the bird feeders. I like to think that some wonderful honey is being made somewhere nearby---maybe in one of the many clusters of white bee boxes in farmers' fields.  Another thing I like about honeybees is their "pacifist" nature; they're concerned only with gathering, not with stinging.  I'm linking up with Nancy's A Rural Thursday, where that fabulous ...and ubiquitous...zucchini is on stage! ( I'm excited about getting a good recipe!)


24 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

So very pretty! I miss not having pink coneflowers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such a beautiful shot. Love all the colors in your photo.

Beth said...

love it. what great texture & the bee too. (:

Amy Burzese said...

I love coneflowers. They are my new favorite flower.

prideinphotos.com said...

Your macro photography is just gorgeous! Can I ask what lens you used and your settings?
I am over at Pride in Photos.
Laurie

Buttons said...

A truly incredible shot. B

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely shot of the little pollen gatherer!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Awesome shot, Evelyn!

Tricia Hays said...

Ohhh, so pretty, Evelyn!

Tanya said...

beautiful!

Anne Payne said...

Honeybees are wonderful! We want to get a stand of them. They say eating local honey helps with seasonal allergies and I can use all the help I can get :)

Beautiful photo!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I've learned that about bees, too! They're not interested in me, they want the flowers. That makes me more comfortable photographing them.

Lovely shot!

TexWisGirl said...

pacifists in the pacific NW. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo and love the 'honey I'm home' ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

alissa apel said...

I've heard on the news that we are in a shortage of bees. A great photo capture.

http://theapels.blogspot.com/2012/07/digging-potatoes.html

Emily Brisse said...

Love the macro! Great shot.

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful Evelyn!
I love the vibrant color and detail in the middle of the flower.

Hmmmm, the honeybee I met this morning must have been a mutant honeybee, because he sure was interested in stinging...my elbow! Ooooo, that hurt.
xo.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

A beautiful shot of the bee on your coneflower. I wade through oregano covered with bees in my garden. I have never been stung.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Yael Ben-Ari said...

I love your photo of the bee on the coneflower. I wade through oregano just covered with bees and have never been stung. They are simply not interested in me. On the other hand, if I wear a red shirt in the garden that is an open invitation for a hummingbird to check me out. ;-)

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Ms. Becky said...

ooh, this just radiates life and warmth. what a gorgeous shot! I love the centers of coneflowers - they bristle. I'm happy that you provide such lovely activity for the bees. Happy week to you Evelyn.

Bridget Larsen said...

Hmm I am not convinced seeing that I got stung by 12 bees all at once

Rosie Grey said...

This is such a great shot, Evelyn! I love coneflowers so much and I also love that this one is pink - they are mostly yellow here (at least in the gardens of my neighbourhood...)!

Linda Makiej said...

What a great shot - this says "summer" to me!!

Linda Makiej said...

What a great shot - this says "summer" to me!!