The house next door to us is empty and the owners have been (slowly) remodeling. They tore an addition down a few weeks ago and found this happy little bee family and their hive.
I had to get a few photos. I love how diligently honey bees work...and they don't sting, so that's a major plus!
This little bumble found it's way in front of my lens as well. I guess he was jealous of all the attention the other bees were getting.
I grew the most beautiful array of sunflowers this year and I think they were a major source of pollen for the bees. Every flower was full of little bees working away.
Except for this one, which had a single lonely Bumble.
I was lucky enough to have a conversation and lovely visit from this pretty blue butterfly too. He's a bit of a show off though, he kept flaunting those gorgeous wings and colors for the camera. I bet I took 20 photos of him alone.
I love spending time in my backyard, taking in the sights and the smells and the beautiful sunshine as it's setting in the west. As simple as it is, it's one of my favorite places to be.
Wouldn't you know that one of my favorite places and one of my favorite things could be turned into a gorgeous color board. I may have to do our bedroom in these colors. I just love them.
Just a reminder...