Flower of the Day: September 16, 2020

Please visit Cee Nuener’s blog for reportage of the devastating wildfires on the West Coast. So far she has posted a half a dozen entries on this subject. Smoke from the fires is creating hazy skies all the way to the East Coast. This is a crisis of major proportions. The losses are incalculable. That this is a result of climate change is recognized by all with the exception of the Flat Earth Society.

I couldn’t resist showing a closer look of this bee. His head is in the trough and he is paying no attention to me.

Hungry Hornet

Today was a great day for photographing insects. There’s a field of cockscomb maintained by a nursery down the road from me. Being extra careful not to trample any plants, I was able to photograph dozens of butterflies, moths, bees and other insects. Sadly, the monarchs have yet to make an appearance. When they do, I’ll be out there to capture them on film! Happily, the field of cockscomb was teaming with life, so I’ll be busy downloading and cropping photos for the next few hours (or days?) Here’s a hungry hornet. Keep your eyes on this space for more beautiful insects!

I’m calling this guy a hornet, but I honestly don’t know exactly what kind of bee this really is.
One can still clearly discern that this fella’s wings have undergone a lot of wear and tear.

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: September 2, 2020

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Good bye, butterfly!
The butterflies really love lobelia!
The bees on the other hand love foxglove!