What better way to spend a summer holiday morning than visiting a garden in bloom? I went out this morning to take advantage of the early morning sun, and spent some time hanging out with the flowers and the bees.
The thing about bees is that when they take off from a flower, it’s hard to guess which direction they’ll take. This shot required a lot of patience! I was on my back for quite awhile… kind of like sunbathing, but far more awkward.
The morning sun provided some nice backlighting for a few poppies that are still hanging on. The poppies were especially popular with the local bees this morning!
In fact, the light was strong enough that I was able to see bee silhouettes through the poppy petals. (See it here? In the lower left of the flower…)
My flickr challenge for this week is “fill the frame”. Hard to do with just a bee, so I used this coneflower for filler. This could have also worked if the challenge was “yellow”:
It’s such a treat to have a day off, spending quality time with my camera… and so nice of Mother Nature to cooperate.