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Bee Balm

A bumble bee comes in for an intoxicated landing on yet another newly-opened bee balm blossom. The flowers were literally humming with bees, and apparently the flower really is a balm to them as they weren’t at all interested in me. It’s good to have plants like this in your garden, both to attract the […]

Starfire
leek flowers

Nothing fancy, just a little work in PhotoShop on a very common vegetable. These are the flowers for leeks, a member of the onion family. They are biennial as onions are, growing greens and growing their bulbs the first year, which is when we usually pull and use them. If left to overwinter in the […]

Pysanky: 2010

I went to the annual pysanky sale at the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church in Carnegie, a huge event where people purchase eggs decorated in traditional East European designs, often using centuries-old tools and techniques. My grandparents helped to develop and build this church. Those pictured are mine, and only one […]

Burdock

Think burdock isn’t good for anything but getting caught stuck in your clothes or your pet’s fur and making a mess? Ask this honeybee! I’m always glad to see honeybees coming to the plants in my back yard wildlife habitat. This burdock is actually growing in my yard, though some might consider it a weed. […]

Backyard Fireworks

These leek flowers have always made me think of my favorite fireworks, the big umbrellas of stars with the streamers inside. Of course, the bees could create fireworks of another sort if they weren’t so concerned with the flowers.

Bee Balm

A bumble bee comes in for an intoxicated landing on yet another newly-opened bee balm blossom. The flowers were literally humming with bees, and apparently the flower is a balm to them as they weren’t at all interested in me.

Daytime Fireworks

My leeks are in full bloom, this one photographed in the afternoon of the 4th of July looking like the big beautiful umbrella-type fireworks I’d see later in the evening. I like that big wasp-like insect too. That and the yellow-jacket are no danger to me when blooming plants are around!

Pysanky

I went to the annual pysanky sale at the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church in Carnegie, a huge event where people purchase eggs decorated in traditional East European designs, often using centuries-old tools and techniques. My grandparents helped to develop and build this church. Those pictured are mine, and only one […]

The Bizzy Bee

So which came first, the open crocus or the bee? Did the bee emerge from its nest at the first waft of warm air and sunshine, knowing there would be purple crocuses filled with yellow pollen to awaken him from his winter blues? Or did the crocus open knowing that the bee would soon appear […]