Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Sunlight - Wild Cherry Blossoms and...

A bee!  I love bees, even though I am allergic to their stings.  But bees have such gentle personalities...they'll never sting you unless you're threatening them in some way.  The way I found out I was allergic was when I inadvertently leaned back on one after I had gotten out of the lake.  She had landed on my back to get a drink of water, but I didn't know she was there and leaned back in the chair and... I still feel terrible, all these years later, that she died because I was being so unmindful. 

We've seen so few bees around here lately, so I was thrilled when I saw maybe 15 or so flying around the cherry blossoms.  My apple trees haven't produced as many apples as they usually do in the past two years and I believe this is due to a drastic reduction in the bee population (as well as an ever warming winter season and an ever shortening rainy season).  Maybe this year it will do better.    


  1. Wow! This is such a perfect spring time photo!
    I adore bees too. I love how I can work among them as they go about their business - they do have such gentle, genuine personalities :)
    I hope your local bee population increases. It sounds like you have some delicious places for them to land and gather.
    Are there some bee attracting trees/shrubs that can be planted nearby to entice more?

    And, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment :)

  2. Vicki, thank you, I'm happy you liked the photo. I plant annuals every spring (that's what I'll be doing at the end of this month) so the bees have a reason to visit.

  3. The photograph is just classic. Kudos.

  4. Thanks, Kyra, I'm glad you liked it.


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