Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up


Several years ago we planted a couple of Lavender Bushes in the front garden. Right from the start they became a bee magnet and this year is no exception. Our buzzy,-buzzy friends are busy doing what bees do and making a lot of noise whilst they do it. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. So for this weeks challenge I give you the buzzy-buzzy bee.

Buzzy Bee

In recent years a study has shown that bees are in decline in the UK. Maybe one day these photographs, and others like them, will be the only evidence that bees ever existed. I certainly hope not. Anyway, here’s another one…..

Honey Bee

Beautiful aren’t they? I’m off to sit in the garden and listen to the droning of their wings as the flit from flower to flower.

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Close-Up (Weekly Photo Challenge

5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

  1. petspeopleandlife August 1, 2015 / 03:57

    I’m so glad that you have lots of buzzing going on yor way. The photos are wonderful. I love bees because they are great pollinators and I love honey.

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    • Mike Hardisty August 1, 2015 / 07:53

      In the back garden we have deliberately planted bushes that attract bees, Yvonne. We also inherited the Buzzy-Buzzy tree. Each summer, for a couple of weeks, it develops a mass of tiny white flowers, which really attracts the bees. Stand underneath it and you can hear them buzzing away.

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      • petspeopleandlife August 1, 2015 / 16:25

        It’s great that you have those plants. The bees need all the help they can get in a garden that has not been sprayed with poisons. I can imagine the sound of all those bees. My dad kept about 10 -1s2 hives all the time. I still have his very old smoker.

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