Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wordless - Bee in my Buxus


Nobody grows Buxus for its flowers, but that doesnt deter the bees from gathering the pollen. Spring has arrived in Australia at last.

Happy WW, did you play?

26 comments:

Lavender said...

Wordless Wednesday players - let me know if you played (and where, if you have more than one blog) so I can visit yours too!

Have a great day Everyone!

impworks said...

Wow thats a great shot :-)

My WW's up at http://impworks.blogspot.com/

BetteJo said...

It will be nice to share your spring with us here in the US, as we're heading into fall!

Sandy Carlson said...

This is an amazing shot. The bees have been making out like bandits this summer!

Happy WW! Please stop by.

Lavender said...

Hi there Imp Thanks for that, I really admired your digital WW today - nice work!

Howdy Bettejo I miss those beautiful fall colours you get! Although there is some fall colour here, most of the trees are naturally natives - and they dont do the fall colour thing...but Im happy to share spring, and then during our summer, we can try to keep you warm during your winter hehehe!

Jennifer said...

That is stunning!!
Mine is up at
http://jasonjennifer.blogspot.com

mharia said...

lovely shot! :)
happy WW

Young Werther said...

Spring/ Summer...ugh hayfever. Aoide just advised that I should take locally produced honey. Any to spare from from these bees?

BTW, seeing Aoide in 16 days and counting...wheee!

Lavender said...

YW!! Thats GREAT news, bet the anticipation is killing you guys! Been there, done that - hang tight! I hope you can get some local honey to try - thanks for reminding me of that, Ive got a friend who should try it too!
Hang in there - fingers crossed it goes fast for you both!

Chris in Oxford said...

What a great close-up shot! Unfortunately autumn is coming in Britain without a summer. Hopefully we'll be joining you down under before too long. Happy WW!

jams o donnell said...

Great photo! Mine's up. Happy WW

Lavender said...

Chris Thats a fab image youve got up, thanks for stopping by! Good thing youre not here now, winter seems to have returned albeit briefly - but the lockdown for APEC is making life pretty....interesting! Nice to meet you - best wishes for the soon-to-arrive bub!

Jams Love your gladious shot, well done! Thanks for stopping by, hope youre having a great WW!

Alison said...

Your bee is beautiful. I think mine has more fuzz though. Probably needs it in Scotland ;-)

Lavender said...

Alison Scotland - oh my yes! A bee would need ALOT of fuzz up there! Oh but hey - your bee has a MUCH prettier flower than mine! :)

Yen said...

WOW! Great shot!!! Love your entry;)

Mine's up too!

Tammi said...

A little fuzz and a buzz. This is a really intriguing shot to me because I'm afraid of those little buggers:0
Happy WW!

Ces said...

Beautiful photograph Lavender. I can trace the patterns on its wings. Oh spring. Here in the gulf coast we only have two seasons hot and very hot, or dry and hurricane.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's one of the best close-ups I've seen.

Lavender said...

Yen Thanks Yen! I loved your shot too! Welcome to WW, Ive met alot of great blogs thru it - Thanks for stopping by!

Tammi Well, this is one that will cause you no trouble! Hope 'studying the enemy' will help you be less afraid. Loved your shot too! Hope you had a great WW!

Ces Ta Ces! I was very happy with being able to see the wing details too - think I may have done the happy dance when I saw them - plus the pollen sacks on his legs - In truth I see this bee alot better on the screen than I did in person LOL The weather there sounds like an endurance test!

Captain Aw shucks Thank you! The bee really helped me out on this one as it was VERY intent on collecting its pollen - I didnt know those tiny flowers were so attractive to the bees before I heard the buzzing as I walked past, Cheers!

Nick Phillips, MY said...

Lavender, you know, for as long as I've been visiting your blog I've never really told you this but you take such great shots! I've always enjoyed looking at your photos. And this one of the bee is especially exceptional. Good photography Lavender!

Lavender said...

Aw, Thanks Nick, I appreciate that! And I love sharing my 'captures' :)

dawnae said...

Wow what a great picture! A little late I know, but wanted to catch up on your blog!

Lavender said...

Dawnae I think I just mentioned this on another post, but I fell behind on my fave blogs and couldnt catch up to save my life LOL! Just one of those weeks I guess - heres hoping we both get a ahead a bit soon :)

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Anonymous said...

I'm catching up too but Spring HAS Sprung! YOOHOOOO!

Lavender said...

Happy Dance over here too Anon - loving the spring - before it gets TOO hot! :) Spring and Fall are my fave seasons - assuming they dont behave like summer and winter :)