I'm pretty sure they knew I would be painting them...
My big hat and wee little camera leaning into their Echinacea!
They seem to tolerate me if I am still.
Thankfully, my layers of bug repellent doesn't bother~
I love snapping photographs of them sharing!
All around the Mulberry Bush...
When the bee stings... cure it with love & honey~
While I paint a collection I return the little originals to their frames so they will dry flat.
(That way I know which bee belongs to what frame)
The bees are enjoying our tropical summer!
With the wonderful rains & a few hot weeks our gardens OVER grew~
No neat clumps of blossoms here... no stepping stones in sight...
I have called it Garden Olympics.
I am convinced the Trumpet Vine & Sweet Peas are in a neck-n-neck competition
to see which one can reach the top of a nearby baby Maple tree first!
The bees are tickled to visit the blossoms just out of reach~ my reach!
"Ahhhh... we can gather without the camera pest."
~They tolerate me~
I thank God for their beauty & soft hummmmmm~
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Sweet Friends!