CMMC: August Close-up or Macro

Our dear friend, the bumblebee which used to be called “the humblebee,” because it has no stinger.
Crocus
Brocoli

Bees and Butterflies: 28 June 2021

This is someone new. I love her striped abdomen and green thorax. She was fairly petite as well.
We’ve seen this little lady (or her sisters) before.
This was taken September 2019, but never posted until now.
Another capture from September 2019.
June 5, 2021
Last but not least from September 2019.

So far this year, I’ve only seen a couple tiger swallow tails. I’ve not seen any monarchs. Last year, I only saw a couple of monarchs. I’m really worried about these larger butterflies. There can be no doubt that they are in decline, at least here in Maryland. I don’t usually plug charities on Beautiful Photographs, but I can’t help but put in a word for the Monarch Butterfly Fund.

Cee’s CFFC: Black and White versus Color

I find the floral comparisons to be more striking than anything else.