A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Some of Your Beeswax

Sedum Bumbler

Look of Defiance

Chicory Bee

Bumbling Bees

Garden Cafe

Buzz By Here - To Infinity and Beyond

Pick Your Poison

Blind Side Attack

On a Mission

Honey Bee on Sedum

Covering the Cosmos

Center of the Cosmos

Three's a Crowd

Popular Spot

On A Pedestal

On Golden Rod

The Beeline

Messy Hands

Bee on Yellow


Bumble Bee Choreography

Messy Hands

A Sample of Pop’s “People” Photo Collection

Front Porch Portrait

Caged Competitor

Early Adoration

Child In the Ligtht

Stroll Through the Weeds

Attention Grabbing

Eye Contact

On the Line

Eyes of Wonder

Rounding the Curve

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park

Down by the Creek

Sun Day

Catching Some Light

EAA Fireworks

Hear Me Roar


Covering the Cosmos

We planted a patch of wildflowers next to our vegetable garden.  Unfortunately, the weeds are out performing the flowers.  Out of the several varieties that made up the wildflower mix we planted, the cosmos did best.  This is one that attracted some of the local wildlife.

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Twirling Floral Skirt

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Beside my wife’s flower bed, sprouting from a crack in the sidewalk, we have a cluster of sweet, tiny, pink poppies that appeared on their own.

I took this photo in the early morning hours.  I call it Twirling Floral Skirt because it reminds me of a young girl spinning around to make her skirt flow out.

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Packed House

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This is a field of sunflowers in full bloom.  Just imagine what a difficult jigsaw puzzle this image would make.

I titled this one “Packed House” because it reminds me of people in a crowded theater as seen from the stage.

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Queen’s Morning

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Yesterday morning started with a light blanket of fog.  As the sun pushed it’s way up through the foggy horizon, it created a nice silhouette of some Queen Anne’s Lace that grows at the edge of the field of oats that is next to lawn of our country home.

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Morning Dangler

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I found this monarch butterfly clinging to the underside of a purple coneflower in a meadow very early morning.  It was obvious, this is where it spent the night.  It was still in sleep-mode when I photographed it.  I was able to nudge it without it flying off.  I eventually coaxed it  to the top of the flower and posted a photo of that earlier ( see it here: Monarch of the Meadow)

For a little different feel, I added a bit of texture to this one.

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Center of the Cosmos

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This bee was about some serious bee work on the center of a purple cosmos flower. I don’t recall seeing this particular type of bee before – with white hair, orange antennae and a yellowish-green eye. However, this year I’ve photographed several.

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Three’s a Crowd

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A couple of bees were working on this Sunflower when an ant decided to enter the picture. This is a flower in my wife’s flower bed. Not a flower she planted. One that was added by the birds dropping seeds from the feeders.

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Bird’s Foot Trefoil

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This is a flower known as Bird’s Foot Trefoil.  This is a close-up, top-view of one of tiny flower clusters – about the size of a quarter. It has been growing extremely well in our area this year during our very dry summer we are  having.  It’s a plant that grows in bright yellow clumps, low to ground. I’ve always considered a pretty wildflower, but most consider it a weed in these parts.

According to Wikipedia…

It is a perennial herbaceous plant, similar in appearance to some clovers. The flowers develop into small pea-like pods or legumes. The name ‘bird’s foot’ refers to the appearance of the seed pods on their stalk. There are five leaflets, but with the central three held conspicuously above the others, hence the use of the name trefoil.

It is used in agriculture as a forage plant, grown for pasture, hay, and silage. It may be used as an alternative to alfalfa in poor soils. It has become an invasive species in some regions of North America and Australia.

The plant has had many common names, which are now mostly out of use. These names were often connected with the yellow and orange colour of the flowers, e.g. Butter and Eggs. One name that is still used is Eggs and Bacon.

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Fixin’ to Bloom

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In photography, sometimes lighting is everything.

This is simple Queen Anne’s Lace. It is just beginning to open up to that flat base of tiny white flowers.

The lighting and color of the background are what make this a worthwhile post. The light was provided by a rising sun. The background is a simple concrete wall – the foundation of our home.

This kind of lighting is why the times around sunrise and sunset are called the “Golden Hour” in photography.

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