Tag: bees

Garden Flowers Up Close and Personal with the Bees

As summer wanes the flowers in my garden are looking rather spent. Still, they are full of color and attracting bees. I sat and watched them recently as they diligently worked the remaining blossoms Sharing with Sunday Stills, Macro. ~ Susanne

Busy Bees and Elusive Butterflies

We finally got the heat wave the rest of the country has been experiencing. Yesterday it was a blazing hot 97 degrees and we’re still expecting temperatures in the mid-nineties the rest of the week. It’s been too hot in my office to blog.… Continue Reading “Busy Bees and Elusive Butterflies”

Backyard Lavender Festival

I didn’t make it to the Lavender Festival this year, but I do have several varieties of lavender in my garden, so I decided to have my own. I picked a small bouquet but left most intact for the bees to enjoy. We were… Continue Reading “Backyard Lavender Festival”

Playing with Painnt in the Garden

I recently discovered the Painnt application and decided to try out the free version on some of my garden pictures. Bee on Chives My Favorite Rose Lady’s Mantle in the Rain It was fun to play with but I think I like the originals… Continue Reading “Playing with Painnt in the Garden”

Photinia and the Bees

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Great Northwest and I’ve been worried about the bees. Until yesterday when I found them in great numbers on the Photinia, a shrub I’ve totally neglected. Not that it needed me to thrive. It thrived… Continue Reading “Photinia and the Bees”

The Azalea and the Mason Bees

My azaleas are blooming and lighting up the yard with purple, and the largest of them has become a bee magnet. It not only attracts honey bees, it also attracts mason bees and I’m only now learning the difference. My hubby put up a… Continue Reading “The Azalea and the Mason Bees”

Some Favorite Photos for #Bloganuary

I haven’t participated much in #Bloganuary; for some reason the questions haven’t resonated with me. And I was going to skip this one too – as it is unanswerable. “What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?” Are you kidding me? A single photo??… Continue Reading “Some Favorite Photos for #Bloganuary”

What’s In My Garden?

Cats Tiger and Benji believe the backyard is their kingdom and who am I to tell them otherwise? Birds I dream of a world where cats and birds live together in peace. Until then I keep an eye on both. Bees and Herbs I’m… Continue Reading “What’s In My Garden?”

Looking for Bugs in My Garden

Last week I showed you a mama wren feeding a bug to her young. This week I learned the Sunday Stills theme is ‘Bugs’ so I went looking for more and found – Moths Bumble Bees Honey Bees But are they true bugs? I… Continue Reading “Looking for Bugs in My Garden”

Under the Trees in my Garden

For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I thought I’d take you on a tour of my backyard garden much of which lies under the shade of giant Douglas Fir trees. When we moved to our house a few years ago the backyard was rather… Continue Reading “Under the Trees in my Garden”

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