I knew that bees really liked our lavender bushes, but I noticed today that there were no less than three varieties feasting on the perfumed plants in our little yard.
This little guy above looked pretty generic to me.
This one could have been the same, but I thought he looked a little more yellow.
My favorites have always been these big, fuzzy, yellow, black and white bumble bees.
And this one with the rusty colored back has got my interest piqued. Katja and her class recently built terra cotta pot homes for Rote Mauer Biene who are solitary, stingless bees. Could this be one?
We’re in the market for a new camera and I can see that a macro lens could be a nice feature. I also notice that these close-ups of the lavender make our yard look rather like it could be on a French estate. Ha! In reality, it’s only about the size of a two car garage (minus the footprint of one car). It’s nice to pretend though, and I like brushing up against the bush and releasing it’s fragrance as I take out the trash.