Thursday, June 26, 2008

Garden Companions

What do you suppose? A bee sat on my nose. Then what do you think? He gave me a wink and said, "I beg your pardon,I thought you were the garden."~English Rhyme

This guy startled me at first, I was pinching back the petunias in my hanging basket and there he was, it seemed like he was asleep as he wouldn't budge from his spot

Of course the bees have been busy all around. I'm not sure what kind of bee these are but the one sitting on the eaten up leaf of 'Altissimo' rose seemed to be asleep as well. The other one pictured is on a branch of one the alliums.

And finally here we have the neighbors cat making herself at home in my flower bed. I caught her later diving around in my compost pile. *sigh*


Rose said...

Fantastic photos, Karen! I've been trying to take some photos of bees and other insects, and even posted them despite their mediocre quality. I know how hard it is to get a good photo in the one second before they fly off. You've done a great job. I'm wondering about the second "bee"; I didn't know some bees had two sets of wings.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Karen. I cannot get good macro photos like yours. I need to reread my camera manual. I'm doing something very wrong;)

I love the raindrop photo on the previous post. It's beautiful.

beckie said...

Ohhh, Ahhh! Your pictures are wonderful. Isn't it great to see somany bees in your garden!

Anonymous said...

Great insect shots. The bees are busy in your garden. :)

Ki said...

Wow really great pictures of bees except I think they're all hover flies instead.