Nature's Place

Young Bee On Yellow

*Click on pictures for the bigger version …

Late one hot sunny afternoon I was watering the garden and noticed it stopped on the flower for a while as the wind died down.

It seemed comfortable enough and didn’t object to a spray of misted water from the hose, which quickly dried off.

I left it there to forage into the twilight and by morning it was gone, likely into the space-ways at first light.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. kim blades, writer said, on 27/03/2017 at 7:03 pm


  2. Roz said, on 26/03/2017 at 6:25 pm

    I haven’t previously seen such exquisite detail in these little bees.
    Just wonderful, thank you

    • Mark said, on 26/03/2017 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks Roz. You need to get close for the detail.

  3. Cassandra said, on 24/03/2017 at 8:42 pm

    Very beautiful, just breathtaking, brings me to a special, sacred space. Thank you for all that you share.

  4. afrenchgarden said, on 24/03/2017 at 6:22 pm

    Lovely bee, I think your yellow flowers might be missing some pieces of their petals now but I’m sure you do not mind. Amelia

    • Mark said, on 25/03/2017 at 12:45 pm

      It’s a gift when a little thing like this bee stops for a while. S/he can eat all the flowers it wants.

      Thanks Amelia.

  5. Graham said, on 24/03/2017 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful contrast with the yellow flower. I haven’t seen a black and white bee before, do you know what type it is? Nice that it let you spray it, very accommodating! 🙂

    • Mark said, on 24/03/2017 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks Graham. Not really, probably of the family Megachille, maybe a leaf-cutter. I think it was exhausted at end of a hot day.

      • Graham said, on 24/03/2017 at 3:32 pm

        A feeling I think we can all empathise with. ☺️

  6. Zena Thomas said, on 24/03/2017 at 10:47 am

    Fantastic photos. What carmera and lens are you using?

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