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Jun 25, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Bees in Magnolia

Bees in Magnolia

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Jun 25, 2019 6:07 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Very nice banner, Cal!
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Jun 25, 2019 6:21 PM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Birds Region: United Kingdom Salvias Roses Organic Gardener Irises
Echinacea Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Garden Photography Butterflies
Thanks for the beautiful Banner!
Jun 25, 2019 6:31 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Incredible banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Jun 25, 2019 7:17 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you. Smiling

Glad I could capture these.....the sunlight was diffuse
and the blooms acted like fill lights.

Original image
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And I just happened to have a slideshow for you. Smiling

You are welcome to save any of them, but this is
my favorite, and what I set as the background on my laptop. ;)

Learn and/or create something every day.

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Jun 25, 2019 7:58 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
That is a cool photo... I had to come look just to see what the flower was. Very nice!
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Jun 25, 2019 9:59 PM CST
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
Gorgeous! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Jun 25, 2019 11:28 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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That is an amazing picture - banner is great! I also love your slide show. Green Grin!
Jun 26, 2019 1:33 AM CST
Central Florida (Zone 9a)
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In a word ~ Beautiful! Loved the slideshow. Thumbs up
Jun 26, 2019 3:32 AM CST
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Gardens feed my body, soul & spirit
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Like that banner, Cal. Thumbs up
My PA Food Forest Thread at NGA
“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” (Rabindranath Tagore)
Jun 26, 2019 3:33 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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Amazing image.
Jun 26, 2019 5:47 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography
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Stunning banner this morning, Cal! Thumbs up Thumbs up
(Georgia Native in Florida)
Jun 26, 2019 8:52 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you so much everyone, for all the kind comments, acorns, & thumbs. Smiling

It's very rewarding to be able to capture the moment & be able to share it with you.
The miracle of digital photography. Thumbs up

The magnolias are still blooming, and the bee hive is just 30 ft away from them,
so hope to get more pics. Smiling
Jun 26, 2019 9:41 AM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Great banner, Cal. Lovey dubby Smart looking bees and impressive photo!
Jun 26, 2019 10:41 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Splendid indeed! Lovey dubby
I garden for the pollinators.
Jun 26, 2019 11:04 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Jun 26, 2019 12:51 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Later...... just took the most beautiful closeup video of the bees
greedily gathering pollen from the magnolia bloom...... Sighing!

But I didn't realize I had failed to press the button. D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!

Just went back, but now the light is harsh, and there was
only one bee instead of 5. Crying

So will try earlier tomorrow or later when the clouds return,
and post YouTube video asap. Crossing Fingers! Smiling Crossing Fingers!
Jun 27, 2019 12:21 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Took this today.... Smiling

Please watch full screen, volume up......enjoy.

ps- more to follow....
Jun 27, 2019 1:50 PM CST
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
I love your hard working bees, Cal. Your 1st thumb-up onYouTube is mine (from Chile) Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Jun 27, 2019 3:02 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
¡ Muchas gracias, Mutisia! Smiling

This is the first time I have taken video of the
bees on the magnolia. I wish I had years ago.

It's this amazing community of gardeners & nature lovers that
has inspired me to look closer to see the details I've been missing. Smiling

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