Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The last flowers of summer

I was busy extracting honey today. Nearly done! Things are starting to wind down in my garden, and the leaves are already turning on many trees. Our black walnuts are dropping yellow leaves all over the yard. Sigh.

Here are some macro shots from the other day...


A bumblebee enjoying cosmos.


You can just see her reddish proboscis getting into there for some nectar!

And how pretty does a marigold look...



... when you photograph it...



...up...



...close!




This one I grew from seeds!




I forget what variety of coneflower this is, but I bought it last year and I really like it.



Bumblebee on sedum. It looks like she's throwing up her front legs in glee!


And this is not the most beautiful shot, but it fascinates me...


This bumblebee has her schnozz stuck way into the remains of a bee balm blossom.  She's working really hard for her nectar.


Here's another lovely bumblebee...



And some beautiful sunflowers!


Open

and


closed!
Enjoy what's left of summer. :)

19 comments:

  1. I hope you are going to turn this blog into a book with all these amazing photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now there's a thought!!

      Delete
  2. I guess with all the bees around you have no shortage of critters willing to pose for you. Really like the macro shots of bees on flowers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I couldn't get over how many bees were on the sedum yesterday!

      Delete
  3. First time I see a closed sunflower. Thanks! Could be I never truly watched before...Your photos bring nature so alive. They catch and retain my attention.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. THat makes me very happy, Claude!

      Delete
  4. That's the first time I've seen a closed sunflower, too. It's amazing and I thank for the shot! ~ Maureen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought it looked very interesting!

      Delete
  5. You sure have a talent with that macro! Very nice pictures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Having lots of fun with it!

      Delete
  6. Once again, wonderful pictures. Not many flowers around here now; the fields of sunflowers have all been harvested, and I don't know the names of the few that remain. I suppose the Saffron Crocuses will be out soon, but that'll be the end.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My sunflowers are hanging in, but we'll have frost very soon. It was 3C last night, sigh..

      Do they grow fields and fields of saffron? Must be pretty when they're in bloom!

      Delete
  7. Beautiful pictures of flowers and yes it's soon autumn.

    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the bumblebee shots. All of my black walnuts were harvested by squirrels some time ago. Now I see them scurrying around moving the little treasures to new hiding places!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh they ago crazy with those! We have six black walnut trees and I find those things EVERYWHERE! :)

      Delete
  9. Those Sunflower shots and all the rest are fabulous! You are so talented!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As are you! :) Thank you Barbara.

      Delete
  10. Fantastic photos as ever!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!