...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


the bumblebee ballet

The video on my camera is simply not that great at macro shots.
So, please forgive the horrible video quality...

But at least I managed to quickly capture THREE bumblebees 
inside a single anemone blossom this morning.

I stood by our one patch of anemone
and just watched and listened.  

It sounded almost like a motor running,
there were so many bumblebees clamoring for pollen.

The whole scene
was like a bumblebee ballet.

An aerial ballet with with little chubby ballerinas
and an occasional boxing match
to determine who got the prime spot in the flower.

This year is the first year I've noticed the anemones get so heavy
that after branching up and out,
they fell over from their own weight,
turning into a veritable little jungle of stems and petals.

The branching pattern reminds me of something 
that could be growing underwater.

Check out the pollen saddlebags!

If they gather much more, they won't be able to fly home to their nest! 

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