Outside my back door, a little while ago, one of the many bees in the mint. (Nikon D3000)

honeybee_mint

honeybee_mint2

honeybee_mint3

We arrived home on Wednesday, and feeling a little disoriented – having covered about 2000 kms over our sixteen days out with the camper trailer.  Had beaut visits with family, including several hours a day with my mum for a week – the most time I’ve spent with her for decades! On Friday, after a quick visit with my brother, we headed back towards Victoria, where I caught up with my daughter. I’ll tell you more, and share some of the hundreds of photos I took.

In the meantime, thanks for looking at my bees.

🙂

Bees & Bugs

A Honey Bee

Gallery

The mint outside my back door is still alive with all sorts of winged critters – the honey bees get a look in, too.

bee

bees_mint

pair_bees_mint

 

Thanks for looking.

We’re busy packing today, so we’ll be ready to load our car when it cools down tonight – we’re expecting a top of 38 C. We were going to head off to Adelaide on the Thursday just gone, but the forecast heat-wave put us off. We head off tomorrow morning and will drive for about six hours, hoping we’ll miss approaching rain and thunderstorms. At least it will be cooler!

I’ve popped the smaller zoom lens back on my Nikon D3000, in anticipation of reaching Coonalpyn, where we will spend the night. Huge silos, still-working, right on the main road, have been painted as part of South Australia’s Silo Art.

Do have a great week! I will.

🙂

 

 

Bees & Bugs

Honey Bees

Image

It’s a few weeks ago since this Hairy Flower Wasp dropped by, briefly, while I was out and about with the Nikon D3000.  It’s a year since my first sight of one of these loners.

waspfringed

waspfringed3

I love the golden glint of their wings and their kidney-shaped eyes.

waspfringe

Thanks for looking.

🙂

Bees & Bugs

Golden-winged Hairy Flower Wasp

Image

Yesterday, in the flowering mint by my back door: random miniature minty magic. (Nikon D3000)

flymint

 

mantismint2

 

skipper

 

mantismint

 

minty

 

Thanks for looking. Which one did you like best?

🙂

Bees & Bugs, Butterflies & Moths

Miniature Minty Magic

Image

Pollen-encrusted honey bee on a dandelion flower, this morning. (Nikon D3000)

beepollenated

Thanks for looking.

🙂

Bees & Bugs

Pollinating honey bee

Image

In my lavender today. (Nikon D3000)

bbbeelav

bbbeelav3

bbbeelav2

Do have a great year!

Thanks for looking.

🙂

Bees & Bugs

Blue-banded Bee

Image