Sunday, July 9, 2006

BUMBLE BEES AND OTHER VISITORS

Turns out bumbles like lupins as much as they like lavender. The yard is alive this time of year. There were at least four little white butterflies flitting around the front yesterday. Mom said she saw a hummngbird in the butterfly bush this afternoon. We've put out a feeder, but with all the flowers I'd be surprised if it gets much use during the summer. But maybe any visitors will remember that it's there and come see us this fall and winter when pickings are a little skimpier.

We hear a lot of birds this time of year, but don't see that many at the feeders during the summer. Mother Nature provides a lot of goodies this time of year. And relies on us to pick up the slack when the natural things taper off.

3 comments:

terrymannie said...

I read somewhere that bumble bees do not sting, but are very good polinaters. because they do not discriminate!!(they'll polinate any flower). I've put up a " bee house" but so far ,no takers:(Your yard looks great!!
~Terry

visionarydiva1 said...

These flowers are so cute.

Amy

tenyearnap said...

Great photo. My little boy and I love to just hang around watching The Bumbles.