Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Yikes! This is about the Birds and the bees?!!!

Aiming my camera lens through my window,
I was trying to get a few good shots of my bluebird,
...when suddenly there was a flurry of action!

This was not a planned photo!
I just happened to catch it!
I felt like a photographer on a nature show!

My white lilacs were bee-utiful this year!

So were my lavender ones!
This bumble bee seemed to think so, too.
I found it interesting that most of the lavender lilacs had four petals,
while most of the white lilac blossoms had five petals!

I'm always so amazed at the many, many wonders of God's creation.
I would have liked to have gotten a close up of the bee from the front,
but I didn't want to be hollering "Yikes! I got stung!"
Do all bumble bees have that little round bump that this one has,
...or do you think he has a tumor or something?!!!

To see this week's Name for God on Rocks, click HERE.
(I'll admit, this Name is a bit unusual,
but I needed a "Y" for Jenny Matlock's Alphabet link-up!)

Thank you also to Stewart for allowing me to link-up in his gallery of wild bird blogs!


Brian King said...

haha! That's awesome! Sometimes the best shots are the unexpected ones!

Stuart Price said...
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TexWisGirl said...

well, they are definitely feeling the spring. :)

Russell Jenkins said...

Superb captures of splendid little birds. Like the bees too.

Indrani said...

That is interesting about the lavender petals. Lovely shots.

eileeninmd said...

Cute, you caught the bluebirds in action. Your lilacs are beautiful! Wonderful shots.

Stewart M said...

Well, it is spring after all!

Glad you are thinking about why I called the blog "Paying Ready Attention" - my other blog (which was my first) is really where I do most of my "thinking out loud".

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gary said...

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


A perfect Springtime match, birds and bees are! And great photos to top it off.

NatureFootstep said...

never seen the roudn marking on any bee before. Maybe it is tagged?

Do you know I have a meme called NF Winged? It is for all creatures with wings. Opens thursday mornings european time.


pattisjarrett said...

Haha You weren't kidding about the birds and the bees! Love that white lilac, have never seen one. Do they smell like the purple ones?

R C said...

Awesome shots.. love the birds and bees in action

Tracy Cook said...

these photos are brilliant well caught

VBR said...

well! i have never seen the birds or 'birds and bees' in actual action!!! thanks for sharing!

A Creative Harbor said...

Beautiful shots of the bluebird ~ fantastic ~ lovely flower photos also ~ ^_^

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Uh-oh, bird love! Better start watching for a nest! The bee and lilac photos are beauties too!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, it sure looks like spring! :))

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Wonderful bluebird shot!

I have a bluebird nesting box and they usually nest there, but this year I think I have a hawk family and that is SO exciting...

Sue said...

These are some very impressive captures. Just lovely.


Scudds Harrison said...

Yikes! So perfect! I love this post so much and the photographs are stunning.

HansHB said...

Lovely sky-post!
So nice to study details!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos. Very exquisite colors!

Riet said...

What wonderful photo's and you were right there at the moment supreme. LOL
Have a nice weekend.

Lisa notes... said...

How incredible that you caught that on camera! I'm impressed. God is so amazing to create ALL things!

Jenny said...


You have captured such lovely images here!

My favorite is the lilacs!

I miss those flowers so much!

This was quite a wonderful link for the letter "Y".