Saw this guy buzzing around the back yard, thought I'd share him with you.
I think its a triffid photo
I don't see it spitting poison... and killing.
once, i saw a bee eat a hamburger. didn't know bees were carnivores.
I need some perspective. Is that a big bee or a small flower?
Can't you tell by the Volkswagen parked inside the flower?
In that case, maybe it's a Soviet spy plane disguised as a bee. :uhh:
Be careful, Integral. They may have discovered your underground lair.
That was a big bee, or actually a Bumble Bee. I guess it to be about 1.5 - 2 cm long. Like the end of your thumb.
Thats a big bee, more the size of a hornet.
I meant to post thats a terrific photo, dont know where triffid came from.
speaking of giant bees, http://www.rathergood.com/giantbee/
"Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?"
-Eddie The Rummy
To Have and Have Not
Thats a blimp made to look like a bee
A spy blimp?
Integral, your camera does a really beautiful job at creating figure/ground focal contrast.
Well, since you insisted...
Nice gladioli there too! Beautiful pictures.
That is a big bee!
I was thinking the same thing.
I took a picture of a bumblebee recently on some vetch. Really pretty.
When the mums flower, we have lots to bees and I like to sit for a while and watch them. When I was a teenager, I used to watch bees in flowering tree in the backyard. The tree had very beautiful pink flowers, which really looked nice against a deep blue sky or with white puffy clouds.
Which reminds me, I used to lie in the backyard, while wearing dark (sun) glasses, and stare at the clouds passing over. It was especially cool to watch billowing clouds changing form rapidly.
I still occasionally watch the sky, and clouds, and I love to watch sunsets.
There was an even bigger one... We haven't seen Integral since...
After seeing these pictures, I was out in the yard enjoying my own flower garden, and sat watching the big bumble bees climbing on the flowers. Too bad I can't remember what I planted to tell you what type of flowers they were (I planted a lot of random seeds I had lying around that never made it into gardens before and mixed them with a variety pack for naturalizing), but the bee was quite covered in pollen. (Oh, my lilies have bloomed too, at least two blooms have opened...good, I can enjoy them before I leave...usually everything in my garden decides to bloom while I'm at summer conferences and I leave when there are buds forming and return to find brown flowers on the ground...the lilies are wonderfully fragrant! I snipped off one blossom and put it in a small vase in my bedroom; very relaxing).
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