Fleur du jour #12


I love Hollyhocks. More importantly, bees love them. Click for full size.

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Photos © C. Ford.

Comments

  1. blf says

    …bees love them.

    Nah, that’s just you in your wasp costume, slightly repurposed to look somewhat bee-like and make the “oops, that didn’t work!” tests of the stinger appear to be pollen.

  2. rq says

    These look like summer; I love how the sunlight just glows. Great shot of the bee, pollen, pollen everywhere!

  3. says

    Blf:

    Nuh uh. These were on the roadside out to Glen Ullin. Had no phone booth or alley to change in.

    rq:

    These were taken in the first week of last August, so yes, full on summer. Hollyhocks are rarely bee-less, they are so pollen rich. They also provide shelter for bees -- I’ve seen more than one bee taking a nap in a hollyhock flower when a sudden storm hits.

  4. blf says

    Had no phone booth or alley to change in.

    Eh? Don’t you do your costume-changing under one of the forty-foot killer rats? Easy to carry in pocket-sized mode, and when Superbeewaspartist is called-for, it(the rat) reverts to proper size, as both a distraction and impromptu dressing rat. I mean room. Well, roof.

    Also a convenient sidekick… Batman has Robin, you haz Teh Rats.

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