The Sunflower and the Bee

The Sunflower and the Bee

Sunflower close-uo

Sunflower and the bee

Morning sun, Gaia awakes and her children stand – stretch – shake in an effort to remove night dew from their eyes

Now is the time to search for food

Stand still and you will feel a vibration – hear a humming

Look skyward and see them

Strengthening their relationship A symbiotic dance

Without the bees there would be no seeds for birds to eat or plants to proliferate in next year’s gardens

 

Sunflower and beesSunflower reaching toward the sky

 Sunflower and bees 2

Mullein

Lazy Days of Summer

The stillness that once was

Pampas grass crumpling under the weight of the snow

Pampas grass crumpling under the weight of the snow

Is nothing more than a memory

Early March snow storm

Early March snow storm

Gaia’s children join in the chorus honoring their mother

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

 The coldness that permeated every cell

Early March 2015 snow storm

 Has now been replaced by sun-baked warmth

Great Spangled Fritillary drinking nectar from self-seeded echinacea plants

Great Spangled Fritillary drinking nectar from self-seeded Echinacea plants

Gaia’s removed her white blanket of winter and put on her summer party dress

Asiatic lilies

Asiatic lilies

Self-seeded viola after a rain shower

Self-seeded viola after a rain shower

Echinacea - White cone flower

Echinacea – White cone flower

Terraced garden behind home

Terraced garden behind home

Mullein flowers growing in front of barn

Mullein flowers growing in front of barn

Drum stick allium

Drum stick Allium

Drumstick Allium and Oriental Lily Bud

Flowers – A Different Perspective

While walking gardens paths

One by one

Drumstick Allium and Oriental Lily Bud

Drumstick Allium and Oriental Lily Bud

They come into view

Lavender, New Guinea Impatiens and Lobelia

Lavender, New Guinea Impatiens and Lobelia

Tall and stately

Mullein Flowers Verbascum thapsus

Mullein Flowers
Verbascum thapsus

Hidden under leaves

Cucumber Blossoms

Cucumber Blossoms

Mandala from beneath

Cone Flower - Echinacea

Cone Flower blossom

Or feeding venues from above

Cone Flower - Echinacea and the Great Spangled Fritillary

Echinacea and the Great Spangled Fritillary