Thursday, April 26, 2012

the plums hum

The plums are in bloom, much to the delight of the bees.  There is an audible hum coming from each of the little trees and I couldn't help but stand and watch a while.

I counted six different kinds of bees, all of them busy busy busy.  Too busy to even care that I was shoving my camera lens in their little faces.  I especially liked this little orange belted bumblebee.

Isn't he sweet?  Such a diligent worker.

The plum flowers usually signal the return of the Indigo Buntings and the Orioles so I have my feeder stocked and my oranges ready.  I'd better get my hummingbird feeder ready too... We love seeing these colorful little visitors.

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by my shop update yesterday.  I'll be a diligent worker this morning mailing out packages and working on stones. 

Tomorrow I'll have a giveaway, if you'd like to stop back.
And speaking of giveaways, you'll probably want to stop on by my friend k's blog to have a chance to win a beautiful piece of textile art.

Enjoy your day, everyone.


Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

These photos are fabulous my friend, they breath so much hope & sunshine ! They would be awesome posters ! The plum flowers are so beautiful, and so are these orange belted bumblebees !

Anonymous said...

the photos tell tales of beautiful happy days

Tumus said...

I've never seen an orange belted bee before, very cool. What other types do you have there? We just have the traditional honeybees.

Jacqui Wise said...

What a beautiful bee. The orange band is so bright. It must be lovely to have hummingbirds visit your garden. I look forward to your photos when they arrive!

Mousy Brown said...

I just spent an afternoon enjoying the bees as they enjoyed our cherry tree...the buzzing made me so, so happy! Love your little ginger bee she really is rather handsome :D

Anonymous said...

I noticed the same welcome hum around our wild cherry trees. In late summer our sedum are positively crawling with big black bumble bees (who also don't seem to mind the close-up glamor shots!) = )

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Lovely bees, I like how you take notice of these things Lisa, it's always so nice to take the time to do such observing. You are lucky too waiting in anticipation of those lovely birdies coming to visit!!!! Humming birds, oh boy, what joy. It's throwing it down over here, endlessly....poor baby birdies must be soaked. Been watching Perigrine falcons nesting over on Nottingham trent university website, 4 chicks hatched!Yippeee.


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