Friday, November 14, 2014

Bees and Blooms

Remember the pregnant girl who picked stole flowers from our local arboretum? To answer those that asked, yes there was a sign. More than one.

Anywho...enough of the flower thief. Onto prettier things.


Out of focus, but I love the way he pulled the petals around his head.




Enjoy the weekend, y'all! See you on Monday. I'll leave you with this:

"If you love a flower, don't pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation."
Osho

43 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love the quote, and the shy bee hiding in the flower!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh...pretty shots to give the heart love in the morning.

Love visiting with you.

(Have I told you I love bees?)

troutbirder said...

Gorgeous photos as always, Gail. Bumblebees were very rare here this summer and I don't know exactly why but it bothers me...:(

Anvilcloud said...

Whatever the type of photo, yours are always so sharp.

rainfield61 said...

Bees, as how they are named, are always busy.

Bethany Carson said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning, Gail! I love them! And it's just too bad that she didn't pay any attention to the sign!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that quote and I love those bee shots!! Have a super weekend, Gail :)

Stephanie said...

Hello, my dear lady! The flowers are like sunshine...there is no sun shining here because we have been getting snow {which I don't mind}, but seeing your blossoms have "brightened" my day :)

Lovely photos, sweet Gail. As for the sign, she should have paid closer attention, but since she didn't she should have been VERY thankful to you for pointing it out since it's regarded as theft!

Love and hugs!

you-wee because said...

Bees and Blooms - this is what is already gone for 2014 here in Germany although we had and still have a very mild fall.
Your yellow some kind of sunflower is my favorite in your today's post!
Enjoy a great weekend,
all the best from gray, but mild Germany,
Uwe.

Terri said...

Oh Gail, these are awesome shots!

Roan said...

I think anyone with any common sense would know not to pick flowers at an arboretum. But there are those...Love Mr. Bee and that first yellow flower shot is awesome!

hootnonny said...

Wonderful! That first flower picture is so gorgeous!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The black and white and orange shot is so neat!

Karen S. said...

Wow, you totally shot the lens out of the ball park with these lovely shots! Bravo!

TexWisGirl said...

love the happy bees! sure hope they found some shelter for this freezy weather!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, I so enjoyed the photos of that determined bee. These are great!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Absolutely stunning photos.I also love and agree with that quote.I used pick lots of flowers,but now choose to enjoy them where they are blooming or on a photo.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Wise words, clever bees, great photos. Thanks!

June Caedmon said...

Beautiful, Gail! You wonder how they fly with the pollen weighing them down. The yellow flower shot is an amazing burst of color - well done! Have a JOYfilled weekend, my friend!

Pantherka said...

As always, beautiful images.
Have a nice weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful bee shots, especially the petals around the head one -- didn't notice it was out of focus, was just so enamoured with the behavior and that you caught it. I always say I steal flowers (but only photographically). Sometimes I give the neighbors a picture of their beautiful flowers just to pay them back.

barbara l. hale said...

Such wonderful photos! And I love the poem by Osho. Thanks!

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely Osho poem and goodness, your photos are always breathtaking. Such detail on that little bee. I am always fascinated with the pollen they collect on those tiny legs.

Felicia said...

fabulous images and the selective color image is wonderful. i always enjoy your images so much Gail.

Debbie said...

That's a great quote Gail, and so true!! You did the right thing with the flower picking girl, even if there were no signs, I appluad you for that!!

These images are stunning, I would be thrilled to get one as good as your out of focus one ;)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the follow-up, Gail. That bee was outstanding inasmuch as they are not my favorite insects; wasps are my very least favorite!

Shug said...

Beautiful quote and very fitting!!! One last thought on that topic....I love flowers and I often have cut flowers in our home....however, there is a huge difference between picking garden flowers, and picking flowers in a public place that is meant to be enjoyed by MANY people. (Especially when there is a sign that request the flowers not be picked)
Beautiful pics Gail....always!

Hilary said...

The bee photos are spectacular as yours always are. But I especially love the yellow flower right after the bees. Just beautiful.

Barbara Shallue said...

Amen! And thanks for these photos - they warmed me up!

Susan (ABON) said...

Your photos are always gorgeous, Gail! The bee photos are excellent close ups and the flowers are simply beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

Evelyn S. said...

Such a summery post....and I'm sitting here in a snowy town where the temperature is 9 degrees at 10 pm! ;-) The bee's details...fabulous! And I love the vibrant colors of the flowers. Just plain beautiful.

Indrani said...

Incredible details of the bee. Great captures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You create such a wonderful atmosphere when we pay you a visit to your blog. And this is no exception. I view, and then leave with such awe and a good feeling about the beautiful world you share with us.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

we see folks in state parks & national parks who do pick flowers .... usually the kids ... & i am dying inside ... do their parents realize the issue or the problem with what their little cutie just did? probably not. i always wonder ... how do nicely say ... do you realize you could go to JAIL for that? just wondering? ( :

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

As always - BEAUTIFUL bee shots!! Neat seeing the bags of pollen on his back legs.
Thank you Gail for reposting your stealing flowers story!! Grrrrrrrr!! She needed her hand slapped!!

Ida said...

Simply breathtaking shots.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful beautiful shots!! Those bug wings are amazing!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the Osho quote! I like the idea of letting flowers be.

Helma said...

Beautiful images of these bumblebees and flowers. Nice and sharp pictures and crystal clear so beautiful with amazing details. I just do not understand it pregnant!

Petra Pavl√°tkov√° said...

Great details, Gail, and once again, I love the centre position of the yellow flower. It looks wonderful. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous shots. I like the poem too.

LC said...

Fascinating photos and the on-target quote was the icing. A tasty post indeed!