Harvesting Andromeda by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery
"The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them." ~Saint Francis de Sales
Harvesting Andromeda - Hanging On (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)
Walking outdoors with my camera, I found a bee near our Andromeda bush. The plant itself was an anniversary gift to my wife and me. It began as an ankle-high shrub and now matches my six-foot one-inch height.
This spring, the Andromeda has experienced explosive growth. The tiny flowers cover every visible part of it.
And this spring, the bees have come out. Bees that are as large as my thumb from the interphalangeal joint to tip (and almost as thick). Fuzzy pollen collectors.
It's nice to see the bees harvesting the Andromeda. They are almost at eye level, so busy that they do not take notice of me with my lens before them.
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