Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Coneflower and The Bee

Even though the coneflowers have seen better days there is still plenty for the bees to enjoy!
Though many of the flowers have peeked summer is still very much with us. Our local weather forecast is calling for nice low humidity weather for the next couple of days until Wednesday when we are looking to see a high of 95 and 'feel like temperatures' of between 100 - 105!
Looks like the flowers won't be the only thing wilting!!

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25 comments:

Thom said...

I feel for you all back East with that weather. It must be miserable. But then you post a photo like this and it just makes everything seem better and not so hot. :) Love it!

Rose said...

Great capture, Carletta. Our temps arre supposed to reach 98º with the possibility of 100º and I think I heard it said feel like 120!

jan m said...

I wish your bees would come our way. In my neighborhood, no one had a very productive garden when in came to the squash, melons, and cucumbers. We all noticed a lack of bees to pollinate things!

Chesney said...

Awesome capture, great clear details!

msdewberry said...

Great photo of a bee and the coneflower. Even though the coneflower seems to have seen better days, the bee does not seem to have any trouble finding what it needs from it.
Its very dry here and water restrictions abound so our flowers have seen better days too.

Lindy MacDuff said...

A great capture and I love the yellow and purple together!

You'll have a lot of company with your weather...it's been getting more humid here all day Sunday and Monday we'll have the heat index between 105 and 110. UGH! The humidity has been brutal this summer.

Thanks for the visit and comment on my Macro Monday photo. =)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful detail and gorgeous bokeh!

AL said...

Even though it's raining and flowers blooms very seldom butterflies, bees and skippers still comes and stops by the remaining flowers in the garden and I like it! That bee is very photogenic!

SquirrelQueen said...

The lovely little bee doesn't seem to mind that the flower petals are wilting. I remember the summer heat and humidity of the East Coast vividly. We have triple digits but the humidity is low. Stay cool and try not to wilt.

Mar said...

I love this capture! what a busy and beautiful bee.

Macro Monday

chasity said...

i'm so intrigued by bees and all their hard work.
amazing.

Tricia said...

Oh Carletta, this is great! That poor flower is looking a lil under the weather, but the bee is having a ball!
Same here w/ the SCORCHING HEAT! It's really gettin on my nerves, but oh well.

Gattina said...

That's a very beautiful picture ! I never thought that such simple flowers look so nice !

George said...

This is a wonderful macro, Carletta. Very well done!
We enjoyed some cooler weather over the weekend while we were in Virginia, but it is back to heat advisories back here in Tennessee.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Neat photo of the bumblebee. That is way to hot.

michael said...

Sorry to hear about the temperatures. Hope it doesn't stop you from taking more nice photos.

Maaike said...

great colors!

EG Wow said...

The bee appears to be very happy, Carletta! Stay out of the heat if you can. :)

Neal said...

Neat picture Carletta. Every time I see a picture of a bumblebee I remember getting in their nests as a kid and getting stung. Got stung by a wasp a couple weeks ago...first time in a long time.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the coneflower and bee, Carletta. We loved the mild weather this past weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway.... AMAZING... BUT--we came home to the heat and humidity here.... Yuk--I'm ready for Fall.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jientje said...

I love the bokeh in this picture, it makes this photo look like an oil painting. Yaaay for warm weather. It's been raining far too much in Belgium these last couple of weeks, I would LOVE to have some more warm days again.

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful shot! I love that the bee can still find something good even if the flower is on the way out. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bees are happy, but its too hot for the rest of us! Lovely picture.

Raven said...

So nice to see bees! We have had hardly any here this year... and no dandylions as a consequence. Make you realize that if even dandylions can't survive, losing bees is a scary thing... But anyway. Beautiful photo as always.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a super shot with such detail, I love cone flowers too.

Gill in Canada