For some reason, I have been determined to get a good bee picture. With my old camera, the picture was a bit fuzzy when I got too close. I took a really great one the other day with the new camera, but I hadn’t opened up the aperture enough and the picture was too dark. So, I tried again, but the bees kept flying off. Well, except for the dead one which was just hanging there – not too interesting really. So, this is my latest attempt. I am happy with this one and can now go on to other things now – hmmm, maybe more ants – the perfect ant!
I planted flower seeds for sunflowers, zinnia and marigolds. The zinnia have taken over the part of the garden where we have planted vegetables in the past. The vegetables have never done too well, but the flowers are…
This is the end (as well as the end) of the hollyhocks. Now the seed pods become the focal point as the birds and ground squirrels harvest the goodies. If anyone is interested in some seeds, please let me know.
This is the hibiscus which Roger bought through mail order last year. I wanted to get a close up of the bee, but it kept flying off. The dinner plate size hibiscus in the side garden seem behind this year.