Friday, June 30

Who Needs a Bed of Roses...


... when you can snuggle up next to your favorite bee girl in the middle of a calendula bloom?!

Did I capture an illicit once-a-year tryst--cue up Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night"--or do such shenanigans happen all the time? Is this a regular snooze, or are they sleeping off a really good buzz? (I know... I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist the bad pun!)

Last week and this week have been brutal at work, so I haven't been gardening or posting much. I don't even have time to go and research what in the heck is going on in the picture above. But it definitely made me smile while I was out deadheading by porchlight at 11pm tonight, so I thought I'd share.

Sweet dreams...

4 comments:

OldRoses said...

I like to try new flowers every year. One year I tried calendulas and fell in love. I grow them every year now. They freely reseed and I also save seed.

Paula said...

Too funny! It's great that you captured that on film.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I went back the next night and only one bee was sleeping there... I guess with the petals open it didn't seem as cozy for two?! lol.

Caren, glad to hear that they reseed freely. I think I'll try saving seed also, though, to hedge my bets.

Annie in Austin said...

I used to see the sleeping bees on single hollyhock flowers back in IL. They almost look pet-able when they're not buzzing.

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