Monday, October 01, 2012

Honeybee Party


The artichokes in the garden are blooming. I have been delighted by the honeybees attracted to the giant purple flowers. As you can see here, the bees are covered with pollen, but I think what they are really going for is the nectar deep in the blossom. They dive in  head first, pollen-dusted tails in the sun. I used to keep bees, when I lived in the Kootenays, and I would love to again. In the meantime, I am glad that I was able to provide some late season excitement for my neighbourhood hive.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Bears...bees...honey...a quilt made for hibernating...I see a pattern. Beautiful picture. I wonder who was the first person with the brilliant idea to eat an artichoke.

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  2. onesmallstitch10:09 PM

    great picture. I've never grown artichokes, maybe I should try just for the bees.

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  3. I love this picture, maybe you will get inspired for some interesting stitching?

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