Courtesy of Avalus we have a rabble of bumblebees to help chase the November blues away.

All from the first week of October.

The bumblebee on my hand was nice. It was a cold morning and she just buzzed to me, sat down on my hand and seemed to enjoy the heat. My hand hat just been holding a tea mug, so it was extra warm. I improvised some sugarwater of which she drank a drop from my hand and then after about two minutes flew away again.

I love these fuzzy critters.

I love them too, Avalus and it must have been wondrous to have one sit and your hand and stay for so long. Thanks for sharing.

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©Avalus, all rights reserved

©Avalus, all rights reserved

©Avalus, all rights reserved

©avalus, all rights reserved

©Avalus, all rights reserved


  1. rq says

    What lovely creatures!
    I love the delicate light and framing of the first, and the upside down pose. How lucky to hold one in your hand, avalus! I would have been a bit nervous. In a story with magic, the bumblebee would return your favour in some fantastical and adventurous way!

  2. avalus says

    Yes, the first is my favorite bee. So dedicated!
    The bb in pic 2,3 and last had a tough fight with the wind that day. (So did I, as the 20 or so totally blurry pictures I did not send indicate :D )

    I was only stung by wasps. Bumblebees and bees never seem to mind me, the former even let themselves be petted. Last summer (17) some bumblebees made my balcony their home for summer. So no need to fertilize my tomatoes! I think I took some picures. I will have a look, more greens and cuddly critters for the cold days of fall/winter.

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