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How Tall Is It?

Honey bee packing a load of blue pollen heading for the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We have this tall plant in our back yard. How tall is it? Tall enough to give weather forecasts. (It's never caught “short” by a sudden...

Honey bee packing a load of blue pollen heading for the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee packing a load of blue pollen heading for the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee packing a load of blue pollen heading for the tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Young honey bee seeking another blossom on the tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Young honey bee seeking another blossom on the tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Young honey bee seeking another blossom on the tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:45 PM

To Bee or Not to Bee--a Photographer

Backlit honey bee heading toward tower of jewels in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To bee or not to bee--a photographer. Capturing images of honey bees is a delightful leisure activity. You don't have to sign up for a safari on...

Backlit honey bee heading toward tower of jewels in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Backlit honey bee heading toward tower of jewels in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Backlit honey bee heading toward tower of jewels in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The glow of a honey bee in the early morning light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The glow of a honey bee in the early morning light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The glow of a honey bee in the early morning light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pastel colors, almost like a watercolor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pastel colors, almost like a watercolor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pastel colors, almost like a watercolor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Morning light shining on honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Morning light shining on honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Morning light shining on honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the end. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the end. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the end. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Labor Day Travails

Western spotted orb weaver snares and wraps a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Today (Labor Day) began just like any other day. And it ended just like any other day, except for the Labor Day celebrations that we humans...

Western spotted orb weaver snares and wraps a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western spotted orb weaver snares and wraps a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western spotted orb weaver snares and wraps a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spider's spots are visible in this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spider's spots are visible in this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spider's spots are visible in this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

After tugging the honey bee into the tower of jewels, the spider proceeds to eat it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
After tugging the honey bee into the tower of jewels, the spider proceeds to eat it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

After tugging the honey bee into the tower of jewels, the spider proceeds to eat it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee narrowly missed being a target of the spider.  It is nectaring on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This honey bee narrowly missed being a target of the spider. It is nectaring on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This honey bee narrowly missed being a target of the spider. It is nectaring on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Hovering in the Wind

Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 40 mile-per-hour howling wind didn't seem to bother the syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly.     It clung to a blossom on the...

Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid fly nectaring on tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid sparkles in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Syrphid sparkles in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid sparkles in the early morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Just Bee-lieve

Honey bee foraging on tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When there's so much pain, grief and sorrow in the world, it's time to shut off the TV, log off the computer, exit the house, and photograph honey...

Honey bee foraging on tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Almost like a painting, this photo of a honey bee contributes to the softer side of life. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Almost like a painting, this photo of a honey bee contributes to the softer side of life. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Almost like a painting, this photo of a honey bee contributes to the softer side of life. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM

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