Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sunday Safari

I went hunting for signs of Spring.

Robins were enjoying the freshly
raked vegetable garden.

The buds on the Dogwood are swelling.

One little bee
enjoyed the few crocus that are in bloom.

I wondered where Little Bee would go after gathering the pollen
from these few blooms.

I went inside to see if I had any blooms Little Bee
might enjoy.

The Four Leaf Clovers are sprouting.
No Little Bee food there.
The white minature Roses are in bloom.
They are pretty but not very good bee food.

I saw the honey comb in my honey pot.

Little Bee liked this treat!
Spring is wakening.
Soon I will have lots of blooms for Little Bee
and her hive mates.
Happy Sunday Safari.
Happy early Spring days.


Randy Emmitt said...

All very good photos! The bee photos are exceptionally wonderful.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh be still my heart. What wonderful spring time photos. That robin photo makes me feel like I could reach out and touch him. I can't beleive you have bees already. I am so jealous. I haven't seen one yet. I was outside all afternoon. The rain ran me inside. Now the sun is about to set. It is supposed to be pretty tomorrow. Maybe I will see my first bee.

Maria said...

Oh Sherry. You are so funny...making sure that bee had a full tummy before you sent her on her way. Or are they hims?

Well, as usual, looks like our garden experiences are setting up to be the good gardener/bad gardener situation again. Your first insect to visit is a lovely little fuzzy bee. Me??? My first insect of the season was a tick. Ha ha ha ha.

It was so nice to hear from you over at my blog!!!!!! Gawd. I am such a bad friend. This winter has put me in complete hibernation from everything. But daylight savings time starts next week (?) and the weather is finally getting pretty...we'll have to meet for lunch SOON. I'm sure you have one million stories of things you've been doing. I'm going to try and dig up one before we meet. Hahaha.

Happy spring!!!! So nice to see your little bee AND crocuses. Hope to see you soon. xxoo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! We went to a State park today and saw lots of azaleas in bloom and several birds! I'm behind posting photos of what we've seen here in Florida! ♥

Cathy said...

Hmm, Mr or Ms Robin better stay in your yard until most of my snow is gone.

That was sweet of you feed the bees your honey.

Barb said...

These birds and bees are certainly a welcomed sight to me, Q! Lucky You! The photos are wonderful.

Chrissie said...

Love your bees, Sherry :-)

ShySongbird said...

Incredibly beautiful photos of the bee Sherry! So lovely to see something more associated with 'Summer'.

I'm sure many of your visitors from 'across the pond' have said this before but it really is noticeable how very different our European Robin is compared with yours. Ours is much smaller, about 5 inches long and I think yours is about 11 inches.

Lovely photos throughout, I love seeing your birds. Enjoy your early Spring days Sherry.

Juliet said...

That looks like one happy bee! Lovely photos of him. I haven't seen one yet this year, but then I haven't been out much, it's been so cold and wet.

Jules and Ken said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I always enjoy reading yours and seeing what's happening, you always have such great photos. What a winter to stay home, but the cold and wet winter we've had have made the butterflies hide and it seems the birds too. It's getting warmer and migration will be starting so maybe we'll see more activity.

Roses and Lilacs said...

No bees here yet but I did see a redwing blackbird yesterday. The males always arrive here early in the spring to pick the best nesting spots along the creek.

amatamari© said...

Spring has arrived here with your photos: magnificent series!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful Spring photos Sherry ♥

sweetbay said...

Wonderful photos of the bees! -- both emerging from the crocus and on the honeycomb.

Wendy said...

Oh Sherry how exciting!!! A lovely bee - and in March too! An early summer for sure.

I just loved loved loved your bee pics, especially the one where you got the bee's tongue licking the honey. Incredible! And his wings are so clear, you can see right through!

The birds in your garden are lovely. Spring is stirring.....

kkryno said...

Oh Sherry; everytime I see a bee I think of you!

These are awsome photos.


Robin's Nesting Place said...

The bee pictures are extraordinary! I would have never thought to use a honey comb to feed the bees!