Yesterday afternoon I took a walk after lunch. I like to carry along my old Olympus E-500 with a macro lens attached. I guess you could say I was on a quest. First, get some exercise. Second, capture an image of my neighborhood. I was walking past an ornamental rosemary plant and rubbed my free hand along a branch to release the fragrance that makes rosemary such a lovely herb. It’s nice to involve all the senses on a lovely afternoon.
Several bees were also on a challenging quest. They were busy combing the small lavender-tinted flowers on the bush for pollen. They seemed to be doing pretty well for a late-summer day. Fall is just around the corner. A new season will put us on a different quest; much like the one Cheri Lucas Rowlands challenged us to take. Fall colors anyone?
Wonderful photos, especially the first one of the bee. I share your appreciation for Rosemary. We use it as groundcover on our hillside and we have a neighbor down the street who raises bees. It is an olfactory and audible delight when they fly down in the morning for a visit.
Thanks… but are the bees leashed??? 🙂 I’ve seen waves of bees and it wasn’t pretty. Stung a dozen times when I was a kid by unknowingly disturbing a large bee hive in the woods. Bumped an old, dead tree trunk that was home to a very, very large family of yellow jackets. Just thankful I wasn’t allergic.
These bees are pretty docile. No stings to date. I sympathize with you about the yellow jackets. I have been stung by them in the past and it HURT.
Very nice macro captures!
Thanks! Had about 10x as many throwaways.
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