Thursday, July 12, 2012

Milkweed Binge




Bees in the flowerbed usually seem quite industrious, 

but yesterday, in the heat of the late afternoon, 

this bumblebee was napping on top of the butterfly milkweed, 

as if intoxicated by the nectar.  

He snoozed there for a few minutes, then gave himself a little shake, 

lifted off and flew away.


Bon Voyage!






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30 comments:

pens and needles said...

The moral of the story: even bees can experience too much of a good thing!

Connie, your eyes are perhaps your best tools. Who else would have seen that sleeping bee?

Heather said...

Beautiful shot!

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous picture and I just love your explanation!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Amazing photo and the colours add even more "wow" to it.

Danielle said...

I love what pens and needles said about the moral of the story...perfect for that great shot!!!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colors! Nicely done, Connie!

Gillian Olson said...

What a great capture, beautiful shot.

Susan Beth said...

Wonderful capture - and story behind it.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!! Great picture whith a lovely composition.. Cheers..

Sandra said...

I love the snoozing bee in the colourful orange flowers! What a lovely place to fall asleep - if I were a bee I would choose those flowers too!

Jennifer Richardson said...

maybe he just couldn't help himself with all of that
glorious tangerine deliciousness
spread out like a banquet!
So beautiful, every bit.
thanks for sharing
the beauty that you find
...and that you ARE:)
-Jennifer

Pat said...

Beautiful capture!

Linda W. said...

Nice photo! Love the details.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

I had no idea that bee's slept! Guess I leaarned something new today. You certainly have an eye for finding great shots.

hannah uk said...

Hand me a spoon...
I want some of that tangerine and lime sherbet before the bee eats it all.

Kia said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colors, what a beautiful snoozing fuzzy bee. :)

Torunn said...

Lovely macro and a great summer picture.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh I never heard it called Butterfly Milkweed before. We always just called it Butterfly Weed and my sister used to transplant these from farm fields into her garden, and their roots ran deep, I remember, What a lovely capture you got~

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that’s a good shot of the bee and I love the image of the fleeing deer in the rain.

I been away from a while, hence the slow reply!

Cheers - Stewart M

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Connie,
What a great shot!! Wonderful that bee and the softly and brightness colors of the flowers. Fantastic!!

Many greetings and a good weekend,
Marco

Robyn said...

Great macro Shot Ozark Grace! The vibrant colors you captured are awesome!

Ellie said...

What a great shot - I love the bright orange of the flower and busy little bee resting on top of it. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome macro shot ! ~~ thanks ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Joyful said...

Fabulous colour!

Nancy Claeys said...

Now I know where "drunk from the nectar" came from! Beautiful macros Connie!

Thanks for sharing at YSB this week. xo

Deborah said...

awesome capture!

Terri Buster said...

He was just slap wore out from all that buzzin around!

lorik said...

Beautiful photo - magnificent colour!

Lee Ann L. said...

Beautiful! I love it when an insect/bug/critter stays still for a few seconds or minutes!

Deb Crecelius said...

Who wouldn't want to rest on a beautiful flower
in the glorious sun?
Great photo!