I went out in my front garden a little while ago. Checking on my Rose of Sharon bushes. I talked awhile back about Japanese beetles that can invade the bushes. They are looking ok right now. I do see some leaves with beetle damage but as a whole, all three are surviving and blooming. This photo was shot from the bottom of the bush, showing the blue skies. Amazing how tall they are getting. I used to be able to touch the top.
The bees are loving it. They go straight for the pollen. It is hard taking a photo without getting a bee. Not complaining. I just have to move slow so I don’t startle them. The last thing I want is a bumble bee sting. So I got a few photos of the bees enjoying the nectar. This one was funny. It was like he was inside a pillow.
This was a close call. I got close and the bee started to fly out. He was faster than I was, especially with the camera in my hand.
I hope you enjoyed the photos and story. No videos of my gardens yet but I continue taking photos. Maybe next year if the weather permits I will do the videos like Norman. We will see. Remember to stop and enjoy the little things in life before they pass you by.