Mid-June 2015 Insects and Flowers

Still waiting for my replacement hard drives, but I’m hobbling along by doing manual backups and modifying my workflow. Likely, I will keep this workflow as it is more streamlined than what I’ve been doing. 

It also takes up a lot less space.

Anyway, on to the subjects of this post. On the 13th of June of the year of our FSM MMXV, I felt the urge to grab the camera and go out into the yard to see what’s what. Those who follow me might recall the Mother’s day blizzard and the subsequent hail shortly thereafter. Those two events damaged many of our perennials.

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

These are flowers we bought at the Dutch Heritage Nursery (I still have to do a post about this year’s visit), but some of our perennials are rebounding from the pounding they took.

June 13, 2015 flowers

I was hoping the chives would have suffered, but no such luck; they are growing all over the place . . . again. 

Really, I don’t mind; the bees are probably in need of as many flowers as they can get to.

June 13, 2015 flowers

Yes, my first bee shot of the season. Here’s another.

June 13, 2015 flowers

This next shot would not normally make the cut, but . . .

June 13, 2015 flowers

Did you notice what’s in the background?

June 13, 2015 flowers

By the way, as usual, one can click on the images to open a larger version in a new tab or window. There is also a SmugMug Gallery HERE. Those images can be viewed at full resolution.

I did have one shot of a bee I’ve was pleased with . . . the shot, not the bee. Not that I have anything against the bee.

June 13, 2015 flowers

The Green Lacewing is not the only insect the bees shared their feast with . . .

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

The fly went to the Peonies . . . who look like they might flower despite looking pretty ragged.

This next show is a layered composite of two shots so that I would have everything in focus. I think it turned out well. 

. . . and that looks like a spider, all out of focus and in the background. How the heck did I miss that?!

June 13, 2015 flowers

The columbines are flowering, but the plants look pathetic, the flowers are small, and there are not as many as usual. (Looking back: check out THIS POST or check out THIS GALLERY for a look at the kind of flowers we had in our Michigan garden).

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

Some might say those look nice, and yes, as flowers go, not too bad. But these are small plants with one or two flowers.

Contrast those to the following from our Michigan garden.

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The flowers are one of the things we miss about Michigan. There are not many other.

The wild geranium plant would by now be all bushy and awash with flowers . . . there are three flowers on it . . . and only one looked nice.

June 13, 2015 flowers

I’ll end with the same thing I started with . . . flowers I bought. Flowers planted in pots that we bring in under cover whenever it threatens to storm (saved them from at least three hail events so far).

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

June 13, 2015 flowers

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8 Responses to Mid-June 2015 Insects and Flowers

  1. sandra getgood says:

    Considering the weather that you had this Spring, your perennials are making a valiant and colorful effort to make a comeback . And how good to see the bees and other critters doing the same.

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    • disperser says:

      The salvia, barring further beatings, looks ready to bloom. The bees will like that. The peonies are looking better, but we’ll see what kind of blooms they get. Actually, most seem recovered, at least to the extent they are not dead.

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  2. oneowner says:

    My better half would be moving in high gear if she saw me cavorting with bees.

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  3. Gorgeous! These bee some beeutiful photos! I love the flowers and insect captures…especially the close ups! :-) Love this time of year when the crickets, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, other winged bugs, etc.return! :-)
    The spiders, not so much! :-P
    HUGS!!! :-)

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  4. The macros are magnificent and I really admire the columbines. So gorgeous.

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