Sunshine And Roses Part 1

Hello Friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Sunshine And Roses 71020a” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

The warm breeze lifts the sweet scent of wild roses and delivers the aroma throughout the forest edge. They come from the snags and barns as well as the old wooden fence. Though solitary bees the carpenter bees fill the air. In my mind’s eye I’m seeing a miniature version of WW2 newsreels with waves of heavy bombers on the move. But there’s no aggression among these flyers. In curious wonder a few bumblebees hover in front of the lens but shortly return to work.

Image Titled “Heavy Equipment Coming In For A Landing 71020a “

As a child I was terrified by the deep droning sounds of those wings. But as I forced myself to edge closer that fear faded and the large bees seemed to react differently to my presence. Today they almost ignore me.

I used to call all large bees like this bumblebees but a carpenter bee is a little larger and has no yellow markings on the abdomen. Because of their round shape I do the “Bubble-bee” is more fitting.

I probably spent about an hour watching them land and take off while they pollinated the wild roses. The very bees that used to send me running away have now become a source of peace and satisfaction in the warm sun.

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