Terrific shots my friend!! I amd going to have to change your name to "Bug Gentleman" LOL!!Remember that the butterflies love this Lantan too so I look forward to seeing some of them on it too. The orange color will give them a nice background.
I love those beautiful shots. I think it is of Lantana. We have them as indoor pot plants but these seem to be growing in profusion outside. And you even caught the bees in the flowers.Brilliant!
Beautiful photos :) I love bees and the flowers have such pretty colors. Gorgeous!
Thanks Joan: I am always a Gentleman! Thanks for the visit Maggie! You are right it is lantana, we have tons of it and have to cut it back at least ever 6 weeks.Welcome to my blog Leeloo'sMum! I see you are just getting started with your birding blog, there are many great birding blogs to follow and learn from. Let us know if you need anything!Craig
Your photos are amazing! You've got a great blog.Thanks for visiting mine:)
Lovely flowers,so colorful. Blessings,Ruth
I love these photos Craig. Actually, we've seen very few of them up North. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Now come on Craig!! I was going to add "not that I think you ARE a gentleman" but I thought I would not disillusion all your fans on your blog!! LOL!! Just kidding, Maureen would kill me for hinting that you are less than the fine gentleman she fell for. :)
There is something about a brain like mine. When I first see a picture a word pops into my head. In this instance the word was "Lantana." And I never trust myself on flowers but I did a Google search and found that is the word. It is attracting hard working bees. Nice photography. I wonder what ever happened to the Lantana we had?
AbeThanks for stopping by and your kind comment. It is Lantana and it makes a lovely hedge on our back patio next to the house. We have to cut it back often, well, because it grows like a weed, well, because it is a weed. I did put a note in lables pointing out that it was lantana but now see from comment that I should have noted it in the post itself.Thanks again for stopping by Abe!Craig
I love lantana also and so do the hummingbirds.... but do you know I haven't seen any bees, except for one lone bumblebee. How strange! Nice photos Craig. Also, since I have been neglectful lately... I also liked your heron and the grasshopper was just beauteous!
Thanks for the warm welcome Craig ^.^ I had been reading your blog (and some others) for a little while now. It made me wanna start my own :)
Nice series of photos! Whether Lantana is a weed or not, it's still a beautiful flower. Besides, a weed is just anything growing in a spot you don't want it to grow. You cut this plant back but don't pull it out, so sounds to me like it's not a weed.
Nice series of photographs, Craig!I baby my lantana b/c they draw so many hummingbirds to my porch!! How I would love to have them bloom so much I would have to cut them back!!We are not seeing too many bees, a few but not like other years!! :(
Oh great job Glen..I clicked on the photo to make it bigger..could see detail of bee..very cool! i love macro!
Love those photos, Craig. The colors of the flowers are so gorgeous. Looks like you have almost as many bees as you do flowers.... haHave a great Thursday.Betsy
I just love your photos, one can see that you are a great observer and what you capture is art to me. (What do you do with the pictures not used in your series?
What a great series of the flower and the bee theme. I just loved your Great Blue Heron too.
My mother-in-law has some of this growing in her garden and they are frequented by all sorts of bees.
Craig: You really can't fool me putting that fake bee on the flower. I am so suprised you would try you fool everyone. Just remember the BS guys have not disbamded just because I was on vacation.
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