Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Safari

I sat in the chamomile
and watched the hover flies.

They are so small.

The smell of chamomile made me drowsy.

The sound of the bees in the Lupines
made me smile.


Yet it was the Hummingbirds

that took my breath away.

16 comments:

dAwN said...

Wow..I love the close ups of the bees and bugs..amazing1

scienceguy288 said...

The hummers are back! Love to see their colored plumage once more.

marmee said...

so stunningly beautiful!

Randy Emmitt said...

Cool hover fly photos, not seeing much of them here yet.

Wendy said...

Really, really great photos! The bees and hover flies wings are so clear, you can see through them. Oh the hummers! I'm so glad they're back.
Happy Sunday!

Angie said...

Sherry, your photos are just breathtaking! What kind of camera do you have?

Re said...

Stunning photographs, how I wish we had humming birds here!

Rose said...

A very successful safari, Sherry! How exciting to see the hummingbirds once again. I thought it was still too cool here to put up my feeders, but I did see my first one a week ago enjoying all the flowers I had just purchased. I was glad to see they liked my choices:)

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....the day was a successful one for your safari. It was bleak here, so I saw very little...

I love the hummingbirds, we do not have them here, so to see them at your house......is a dream come true.

I love hoverflies......I am beginning to understand these little creatures a lot more...

BUT for me the bees will always be my favourite....and your bumble is delightful.......

Have a good week....I have a busy one bzzzzz......

Sheila said...

Beautiful. Our weigela is in bud, I hope Iam lucky enough to see hummers too!
Your hoverfly photos are amazing...!

Deb said...

Oh the return of the Hummingbirds is so exciting! What a wonderful photo you captured. Sounds like a wonderful Sunday Safari :-)

Juliet said...

Wow!

All I saw yesterday were starlings eating mealworms!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These photos are breathless. Great job Sherry. The first picture the fly looks to be made of glass.

dAwN said...

I had to comment again..because the wings on the bees are just incredible!

ChrisND said...

We are still waiting for the hover flies. Bees have been buzzing around though, they must be happy to find places that provide continuous blooms for food.

Chris said...

I haven't visited for a while but am so pleased to see your hover flies and hummingbirds :-). Summer is here and its warm and the gardens are great! Happy summer, Sherry.