You probably remember this photo from Wednesday. It’s not one of the ones that has the real mist and fog behind it.
If I want to work around these plants, I try to do so either very early in the morning or later in the evening. As soon as the sun hits them, the bees find them–and they are covered in bees.
You may remember my remark from Monday about not being able to get good photos of bees. I see lots of good photos of bees on social media and I marvel.
I think with me it stems from 2 things: the first is my own limitations. I am not nearly patient enough to wait for the right shot, to set it up, etc.
I also don’t use the right equipment. A tripod would help steady the camera and a macro lens would get me closer to the bees without getting on top of them.
But all of that comes from me believing that a bee has to do its thing without any more interference from us humans. Isn’t its job already hard enough? Do you really need to see a picture of a bumblebee? We all know what a cute fuzzy bumblebee is.
But I digress. And yes, bumblebees are one of the bees on my hydrangeas. As are honeybees. And smaller bees that I haven’t identified.
And even a couple of steel blue cricket hunter wasps.
So you can see that these hydrangeas are magnets for pollinators. Or you can at least hear about it.