Monday, April 12, 2010

the humble, rumble bumblebee

so handsome,
yet such modesty.

both my daughter and i thank you for your kind wishes yesterday!

35 comments:

Hilda said...

I hope she had a wonderful day.
This is a fantastic macro of the bee.

Elenka said...

Happy Belated Birthday, fellow New Englander!
You don't have those flowers blooming yet, do you?
(I think I know the answer....)

MCCasey said...

Great shot of the bee. I never hang around them long enough to check out what they look like close up!

brattcat said...

Yes, E. These are blooming right in front of our house. We have two bushes in full blossom and the bees are even more wildly excited about all of this than we are.

Sharon said...

He is a handsome bee!

Birdman said...

I think I get the BUZZ! Makes me long for June!

Magpie said...

He is a handsome fellow! What type of flower is this? They're lovely.

Thank you for kindly asking after my daughter's play. It was fantastic...so funny and they did such a great job. Had a cast party afterwards and everything. :)

http://inovermyhead-magpie.blogspot.com/2010/04/following-in-footsteps-of-barrymores.html

Sunny said...

That's a bee-utiful picture. It's really starting to feel like spring!
Sunny :)

Sharon Creech said...

Love the phrase 'humble, rumble bumblebee' and love the colorful picture of spring and bee. . . .

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

fun title and great image!

lizziviggi said...

Fantastic macro! There's something so friendly and adorable about bumblebees.

Serge Cornillet said...

Perfect triangle composition, it's a fantastic macro!
Serge

Elenka said...

Azaleas or rhododendrons? Ours are no where near blooming, only the forsythia...

Naturedigital said...

Not so humble your bumblebee..
You show it perfectly in your photograph.
Costas

B SQUARED said...

This is such a neat picture.

glenda said...

This photo says Spring!

Halcyon said...

I love bumblebees. They're so fat and fuzzy looking. Almost cuddly - except for those stingers!

Virginia said...

WEll this is breathtaking and I see from yesterday that the Birthday Girl needs wishing a Joyeux Anniversaire, although a tad late!!!
V

VP said...

As Sunny wrote: a bee-utiful picture!

Rob and Mandy said...

Handsome is the right word!

cieldequimper said...

As befits a Frenchwoman, I am late with my birthday wishes. ;-)

You know what? Ah those French... I don't know ANYONE who goes to hotels in Paris but I could ask around if I had a better idea of what's affordable and what arrondissement or neighbourhood would be most convenient.

The bee is lovely. I am so scared that they will die on us.

Yvi said...

What a wonderful photo!

GREAT!

brattcat said...

This is a rhododendron, E, though for years we thought it was an azalea.

Jilly said...

A wonderful bee and a flower that looks as if it's made of taffeta! I missed the anniversary yesterday - happy birthday to your daughter. I loved the way you talked about it. Beautiful.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice. I'm always a little apprehensive getting so close to bees trying to get shots like that.

Anya said...

Wonderful azalea
and love the bee.bee :)))

Julie said...

This bee, whilst absolutely gorgeous, appears to be wearing its slippers on its back.

You are off to Paris I gather ...

Julie said...

Yesterday, was the final session in this first block of French lessons. Guy handed out a wad of notes for travellers to France. Articles and lists that he has collected over the years full of wisdom for those of us who might have the opportunity to travel to his homeland. When does she leave?

Guy went straight from the lesson to the airport. His 96 yo mother is not well. Term 2 commences May 10.

This is not from the horses' mouth, but is worthy of being tossed into the pot. I could scan some relevant bits in and send to you/her if that might be acceptable.

Jacob said...

I'll bee darned!

That bee is so nice and sharp and its colors contrast nicely with the pink flower. I have yet to get a good photograph of a bee.

Have a great week!

Carraol said...

Great nature scene, always is a pleasure contemplate these wonderful workers gathering pollen!

JM said...

Great capture! That bee is just awesome!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this colour!
Smart little friend! :)
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

A fantastic bumblebee photo! Reminds me, we just ran out of honey at home! Zut alors!

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot. Nice job. MB

slim said...

That looks like one fresh bee all abuzz. Gorgeous color here!