Speaking of pollinators, let us not forget the bumblebees. In order to get close enough to take pictures of the tiny green bee the other day, I was forced to put my arm among the stems of a plant. There was a bumblebee on the same plant, and I was worried that he might attack, but he paid me no mind. He just buzzed so close to my arm that I felt the air move against my skin.
I enjoy watching the bumblebees. I admire their industry. I am amazed by their single-mindedness. I think they’re awfully cute (and, as I’ve mentioned before, they remind me of my cat, Mojo).
Here are my two favorite bumblebee pictures from late summer/early fall 2016.