Still Waiting

Spring is here but today it was gray once again. So what is a person to do while one is still waiting for green and blooming things? Go to the way-back-files for hope of things to come. Here is one from a summer past.

Click on picture to enlarge and see the coolest sweat bee may be ever.
Click once on picture to enlarge it. This may be the coolest sweat bee ever!

By Comparison

I have posted several shot of the Daisy Fleabane and the pollinators that visit there. So yesterday I took several more shots of them and of the little Sweat Bees that drop by for a fill-up. As I was watching several fly around I thought I should take a picture tat gave you all an idea of their sizes. The first shot is of a Fleabane along side of my Wedding Band by comparison. The second is of one the Sweat Bees on a Fleabane so you can see their size by comparison.

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A Sleeping Lady and One Cool Bee

Since the Sun rejoined the party I decided I would go for a little walkabout this morning. The objectives were simple. One: Get to know the full range of my Canon Powershot SX10is a little better. Two: Get a handle on manually focusing my D60 since it does not focus how I think it should. Three: Enjoy this wonderful cool and sunny morning. Mission accomplished.

Since most of my photos are from my Point and Shoots I have not been using my DSLR equipment much at all. I bought them for portrait shooting and have a class I am taking in the Fall to get lined up on that end. Well enough babble. Here are two I took this morning with my Powershot SX10is. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed just being out and surrounded by nature!

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Sweat Bees And Lilies

I have had few opportunities, due to the rain and my responsibilities, to get my photo fix  in this week.  After discovering a lovely garden of Lilies I decided to take the shot even thought the conditions were less than favorable. I downloaded the pics and was rooting through them hoping I had done the subjects justice. Well not so much it seems but I had hoped to capture a pattern that I have noticed in the last few years of  my photo-journey: Sweat bees love Lilies!  Well at least around my neck of the woods they do. So here are two of the best of  my mess!

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