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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
May 18, 2014 9:45 PM CST
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This is a creeping T. serpyllum 'Coccineum', and the bees are loving it Lovey dubby even if I am a little disenchanted with its inclination to take over my rock garden
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...and mostly, I have a lot of bee and other bug pics to share... I hope you like them

bumble on the salvia dorrii
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really cute furry grey one, bouncing on the saponaria shrub
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 19, 2014 12:07 AM CST
Just when I think your photographs can't get any better...
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
May 19, 2014 10:35 AM CST
Thank You! Debra,

lucky shots--I have several thousand more images to sort thru to find a few more Hilarious! but there are gonna be some great ones, I just know it --because blind pigs can sniff out acorns, or something like that anyway
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 19, 2014 10:37 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
May 19, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Dirt Dorphins, If I had any Acorns, I would give you ALL of them, as I am truly loving your photos. I try all of the time to get good photos of my bees, to no avail. So Thank You! Thank You! for sharing Lovey dubby
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
dirtdorphins
May 19, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Thanks Toni!
It's the sentiment that counts more than anything. I'll keep posting them nodding just because I think bees are super cute and even less than stellar pictures of them are still cool.
No acorns necessary to encourage this blind pig Hilarious! (check out the March and April bee threads)
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
May 19, 2014 8:27 PM CST
Hittin' the Hypericum

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Bee face! Smiling
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This plant has been a total bee magnet and the girls are loading themselves heavy saddle bags and getting pollen all over their faces
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Look, she's waving at you!
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Nah--just havin' a bit of a bath
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Just hangin'
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
dirtdorphins
May 19, 2014 8:48 PM CST
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omg--that was way too much yellow
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 20, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! A lot of yellow and worth it for the bees-in-air images. (this last one was a relief, though Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing )
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 24, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Not a sharp as I would like, but I am happy to have caught the fuzzy one in the air.

Victoria Blue Salvia
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
dirtdorphins
May 26, 2014 9:48 AM CST
Hurray! Nice!
looks to have been rolling around somewhere making a pollen mess before you caught him Hilarious!

That's a great blue on that salvia--
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
May 26, 2014 9:52 AM CST
Does, doesn't it. Hilarious!

Thank you, I like the color, too. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
dirtdorphins
May 26, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Mostly, I catch a lot of bee butt, and while they are still fascinating buried in flowers with their butts hanging out, I am especially fond of their cute bee faces. I try for those and only accidentally catch them in flight.
here's one in the catmint
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and in the horehound (Marrubium rotundifolium)
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It does not have very attractive flowers to me, but the girls find them irresistible for a little nectar pit-stop in their rounds

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This one is just kind of pretty...
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
May 26, 2014 10:59 AM CST
Oh, gosh, I like them all! Thumbs up Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Toni
May 26, 2014 11:02 AM CST
WOW again! I just can’t get tired of looking at your photos. I was going to comment on my favorite, but, seriously, I can’t choose just one Group hug
Toni
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
May 26, 2014 11:07 AM CST
From this morning:
Scarlet Orbit with green friend
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
dirtdorphins
May 26, 2014 11:33 AM CST
oooh--really brings out the green throat!
Hilarious! do bugs count for color echos??

:blinking:
What kind of weird Texas bug is that?

I just discovered a baby bumble in yesterday's shots (too many pictures--so little time) egads no! it's a bulb fly!
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and meanwhile, the weeds are winning and I have successfully wasted the cool morning hours of this fine Holiday morning goofing around on the computer Hilarious!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
May 26, 2014 11:39 AM CST
I love, love, love the second photograph, first row. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

It isn't goofing if you are posting such beauty, it is enlightening and educational and endearing...and I can rationalize anything, so just let me know what else you want me to help with. Hilarious! (still is true, though Smiling )
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Image
dirtdorphins
Jun 4, 2014 8:31 PM CST
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Thank you Debra,
digital auto-fire is the only way to go to attempt to catch flying bees for your enlightenment, education, and endearitude (also need help rationalizing my abuse of the English language)
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Jun 4, 2014 8:33 PM CST
I'd call it creative license... Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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