Monday, June 29, 2009

Macro Monday

The bees are in the cone flowers.
June is winding down.

July is tapping her foot.

I bought a beetle brooch while attending a weavers conference.

Happy Macro Monday!

Enjoy more macro photography here!

19 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Sometimes, very early on very cool mornings, you can feel the fur on the bumblebees. They are groggy from the cold and don't object to a gentle touch. Your brooch is wonderful, obviously hand made.
Marnie

storyteller's other blog said...

BEAUTIFUL bee shots and nifty broach too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

scienceguy288 said...

July is right around the corner. Hot, sticky nights and sunny days are almost here.

Tammie Lee said...

so very beautiful and then I had to chuckle at the last one, I suppose because I did not expect a handmade bug.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your little bee buddies are so cute seated on their cushions. I also like your beetle pin.

Wendy said...

Your pics are a delight! Those sweet little bumbles are enjoying a feast in your garden.
Wherever did June go???

lisaschaos said...

Love the brooch!! That bee is mighty fine!!

Sue said...

It seems like just a few days ago we were waiting for spring to get here, and now, I'm wondering where it went!

Great bee shots and nice broach!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love taking pictures of bees on echinacea too. Great macros!

marmee said...

wonderful bee shots so b-e-a-utiful.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....beautiful bees, and lovely brooch......

I do so love the cone flower but sadly they do not do well here.
I added lots of grit to the soil and put them in a raised spot but I do not think they liked the very wet winter here......

I shall just have to enjoy yours!!

Judy said...

Gorgeous macros, as always, Sherry! I don't think you have ever gotten that close to a bumblebee before. And I can see why you got the brooch! It is wonderful!

Rose said...

Coneflowers are my favorite flowers, and they must be the bees' favorites, too. Such beautiful photos, Sherry! If I could get up really early one morning, I'd like to try Marnie's idea of petting a bumblebee. The brooch is lovely, just perfect for you.

Naturegirl said...

Bee--utiful! Love the fuzzy bee!
love and light anna xo

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful bee photos Sherry, I had Cone flowers in a pot but this year they didn't come back, such a shame I must try again. This year is going so quickly, nearly July already!

Marvin said...

Coneflowers seem ideally suited to the bees' long tongue. Great macros.

dAwN said...

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bee!

Chris said...

Great bee photos, Sherry. It always surprises me have furry they are :-)

Juliet said...

Hi Sherry,

I've just been catching up with your blog (went away for a week while we had builders here and I've been sooo busy clearing up after them since I got back!).

I've really enjoyed reading about all your Sunday safaris - I love the candy striped leafhopper (I've never seen anything like that over here!), the lacewings (we get those, but your close-up of the face of one of them is amazing), and the ebony jewel wings.

I also love your shots of the orange sulphur butterfly you found in your purse - how wonderful to have her sit on your fingers like that - and the wren in your "w" post, which is very similar to our European wrens (I wonder if they're the same?). And your macro furry bees are just gorgeous - I always want to stroke them too, but I've never dared try.

Is it still very hot over there? I don't think it's got up to 99F anywhere over here :o - but the shade temperature has been in the upper 80s in my garden this week and it's very muggy and unpleasant.