Bees and naked ladies
Got your attention? Ha! Haaaa!
One of my frequently visited posts is titled ‘ Naked Ladies in the rain‘, referring of course, to the pink flowered bulbs, which send their flowers up before the leaves arrive. Somehow, I think some visitors are a little disappointed when they arrive to find no naked nymphs, but ……. we are often disappointed in this life, so get used to it!
The bulbs are very hardy, and as survivors of neglect, they can usually be found growing around old farmhouses. I’m living a long way from where the other flower photo was taken and was happy to find signs of more of these at the bottom of the long neglected garden when I moved in a few months ago.
A couple of weeks or so ago there was some summer rain, and sure enough, up popped these flowers. The strong winds also arrived, and that made getting any semi decent photos of them quite difficult. However, for a brief time today, the light was right, the breeze wasn’t an issue, and I managed to get a few shots before the flowers begin to fade.
It’s hot weather here at present. Very hot. I keep a bowl of water by the tap just for the local bees to use and I noticed a couple of bees were sitting still on the grass stalks seemingly enjoying a cool start to the day. Other bees were busily moving about but the two I first noticed stayed put for quite a while. Maybe they’d been there overnight, and were taking longer to warm up….. What ever the case, I took the opportunity to capture that moment in time.
I reckon this bee has the crowning glory!