Day 109

There’s a lot of buzz about this place

July 13th, 2010


  1. Gigi says:

    Good thing they didn’t sting you. Love the flower, love the pic.

  2. Gary says:


  3. deanna valenti meyer says:

    That place is buzzin’!! Hahahaha!! I kill me! :)

  4. Sharon P says:

    Great caption for a wonderful photo!

  5. Ruthie of CA says:

    Love it.

  6. Carolyn says:

    You always manage to capture the best details in your photos.

  7. Karen Too says:

    Was this the only flower in town? Those are some big bees. Excellent shot.

  8. MN Roxanne says:

    How lovely for this flower to grace the roadway – beauty for you along the way…. great caption!

  9. Those bees look like they have fuzzy bodies?! Odd looking bees to me, not like ones around here.

    Just like Karen Too said “was this the only flower in town”? ha ha. Must be one sweet flower there. Sure is pretty.

  10. Candice in Alabama says:

    Hmmm…Flickr zoom just show’s fuzzy bees. They haven’t shed their Montana winter coats yet – I presume. Plus a beetle horning in on their territory!

  11. Don in Tennessee says:

    Again-Only God could create such a beautiful flower. Matt, you should be a photograher-You have graciously shared your experiences and photos with us. Thank you.

    Is this a flower onthe wall or just a bunch of busy bees?

    Oh honey I will not sting!

  12. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Cool! I’ve never seen bees so fuzzy. It seems to be some kind of Western Bumble Bee:

    Also, anyone notice the crasher bug to the party? Apparently, he’s trying to get in on the buzz.

  13. katzien in austin says:

    Yay for bees….they need all the help they get right now. Their populations are decling. Could be devastating for our food supply. And that yellow is simply electric! Stunning!

  14. Jeff says:

    I can see Matt chuckling as he took this shot.. Matt is realy the kind of humor here. I agree with all Bee commentors. My favorite would be Candice and the “winter coat” shedding. Almost had a Dorinda moment.
    What I find amazing is since the decline in Honey Bee’s I have noticed a increase in all the other types of Pollen gathering Bees that I had/have never seen before. These guys look like they could come out of a comic strip with those coats. Yea to the party crasher. He has a shield of Armour. Go ahead.
    Bug Fact: butterflies do not go for fresh nectar, they prefer the fermented nectar. I’ll drink to that. Real fact.

  15. hks says:

    Could these be the University of Montana’s secretly trained land mine detection bees that got side tracked by the pretty flower? see

  16. Jim in AR via MN says:

    I don’t know if these are Honey bees…they look so different…and don’t look like the kind of bumble bees I have seen…but I don’t live in Montana…so it could be either, I guess…all I know is I haven’t seen an actual honey bee in years…I used to see them all the time on flowers…from spring until fall…but not anymore…

    I know they are around and people still raise them…so I don’t know if this is the same phenomenon of declining bees across the country and world or not…and maybe these bees will do the pollinating…but who will do the honey making???…(ahh, is that poetry???…guess not)…

  17. There was a huge die off on Honey bees here in the USA the last several years if I remember right. Scientists don’t know why but I’ve heard they are on a comeback.

  18. Roe says:

    Those are honey bees! Love them, better than a wasp, but not as pretty as a bumble…

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