Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bees At Work!




The crocus are up and they are beautiful... we are sure enjoying them. The bees are also enjoying them... it is hard to believe that we went sledding just days ago. :)  The bees are such a help to us as they gather and use pollen.








 In this picture, the bee is busily at work, but all that was visible in my lens was the one wing.

This is just a wing, but the transparency is obvious as you can see the yellow of the flower through the wing.

 These bees climb in... and go around gathering all of the pollen they can.


They flit quickly from flower to flower... and as I was taking pictures, I noticed that the bees didn't like my camera much.  I am assuming there is probably a faint hum to the camera that I don't notice, but they do.. but I am not sure. 


The phrase... "busy as a bee" sure fits.... 

 The little fine hairs show up here... amazing little creatures.

I also find it amazing that just about a week ago, we had snow on the ground... and then a couple of warm days and the flowers bloomed... and the bees came.  Great timing... and no, I don't believe it was by chance. :)  I am sure that God planned it this way.


 The contortions these guys went to in getting that pollen were really something... like bee exercises. :)


What a beautiful flower and spring... I love spring and I am sure enjoying the color that is replacing the drabness of winter.  I doubt that the bees care about the color... but they sure are enjoying the pollen.  :)




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44 comments:

  1. These pictures are AMAZING! You do such a wonderful job...so much detail you capture! God has given you a special gift. So thankful you are willing to share it with us here. I am praying for you, dear friend. Keep encouraged!

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    1. Thank you... so sweet of you to say and encourage me like this. :) I appreciate your prayers so much.

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  2. These are seriously gorgeous pictures! You've captured so much activity and movement in them.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that came across.... I didn't know if others would be interested in the odd looks of the bees. :)

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  3. Amazing pics!

    I would love for you to share your them with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:

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    Mila
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  4. Busy bees at the first sign of spring! These photos are beautiful and warm!!

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    1. Yes... it is certainly spring like... and I love it. :)

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  5. So lovely! My bees are camera shy, I swear they zoom away whenever I sneak up with a camera.

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    1. Thank you.... I am glad to hear that it isn't just me. :)

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  6. The crocus are beautiful! We don't have any flowers in bloom yet, so it's a treat to see these.

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    1. It is... just yesterday, the purple and white striped crocus opened... I am enjoying the flowers. :)

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  7. Great photo's of the bees at work!

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    1. Thank you... they sure have been busy! :)

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  8. Your photos are beautiful. Bees are marvelous and so important to us. Enjoyed your post.

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    1. Thank you.... we sure need them and I do appreciate their work. :)

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  9. What wonderful photography. I too enjoyed your post.

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    1. Thank you... and thank you for telling me. :)

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  10. These are spectacular photos of the bees at work. Thank you for visiting to share and the link back on The Oh My Heartsie Girl WW This week!
    Happy St Patricks Day too!!!

    Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

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    1. Thank you... I'm glad you visited. :)

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  11. Bees are so very important. Thank you for sharing this! Found your lovely post at The Not Just Homemaking Party.

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    1. Yes, they are... thank you for visiting. :)

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  12. Oh my! I LOVE this post. I LOVE bees. In fact I posted a pic on my blog as well. Pop over if you like. Your shots are just amazing and so many different angles. Just wonderful. I plan to share your post with my local honey farmer. He will love it! Blessings to you and Happy St. Patrick's Day! found you on The Enchanting Rose. ~Heather Elizabeth

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    1. Wow, what a sweet comment!! Thank you for visiting and sharing this. :)

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  13. Oh my.... your photos are a work of beauty! The bee wing popping up from inside the crocus is amazing. You have blessed my evening with these beautiful images. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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    1. Thank you... your comment is so encouraging. :)

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  14. Great bee pictures - I was just reading a book about bees last night. We're still waiting on our crocuses, but the sap is running!

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    1. Thank you... hopefully, your crocuses will be there soon... I love spring. :)

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  15. Beautiful photography! I love crocuses. :-)

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  16. These are amazing photographs with such detail, bees are part of God's amazing creation. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... they are quite amazing little creatures. :)

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  17. Such beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it again this week.

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  18. Marvelous macro images! Thanks so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/springtime-at-last.html

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    1. Thank you... it is fun to capture the moment. :)

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  19. Love the bee and crocus photos!

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  20. Great pictures! Bees are so interesting.


    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! We'd love for you to join us again this week!

    ~Lisa

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  21. You are really great at getting bees. I'm impressed!

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    1. Thank you... they were too busy enjoying the spring nectar to take much notice of me, I guess. :)

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