Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thistle and Bee

This little one thought it was hiding out from me while I got my thistle and bees images. Ah, to be young...

The thistles in my yard are constantly visited. These blossoms must be laden with pollen as each bee spends a good deal of time on a single blossom. And sometimes, there's enough for two or even three.

As the blossoms go to seed, the bulb spreads open to release loads of fluffiness. Goldfinches cautiously approached for the seed but never close enough for photos.

And here's a little video of the bees in action.

Thistle and Bee from John Perry on Vimeo.

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