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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bottoms Up: An Almost Wordless Wednesday

Ahh... Bumbles!

The Bumbles are out and about...They took forever to show themselves in the garden and bottoms up is what we'll see from now on!  

I am one happy gardener.

xoxogail

Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Gail...First, I'm so glad I was able to view and comment on this post. I try every time you post something, but for some reason, the post keeps blacking out...so I'm very glad this time! I'm also glad to see the "bumbles". I haven't seen many honey bees yet, but hopefully soon. I am very worried about the hummers. I've only seen a few in the last couple of months and none are staying. Are you seeing any? Are they hanging around or passing through?

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    1. I've only seen one hummer in my garden and hope that more arrive soon. So glad you kept trying to comment...xo

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  2. There is something very comforting about the 'Bumbles' working alongside you in the garden. Haven't seen many yet but waiting expectantly ...

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    1. Jane, I so agree, they never do anything but buzz right by me.

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  3. I can see why...

    And each time I take another photo of a insect I think of your amazing shots.

    Jen

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    1. That is a marvelous compliment coming from a photographer like you. :) Jen

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  4. Smile. I've been seeing a lot of pollinators lately, too. I hear the hummingbirds, but I haven't seen one yet. Enjoy the bumbles. :)

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    1. You, too. They are the best garden helpers ever.

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  5. Lot more pollinators showing here and the hummers finally showed themselves...now to see butterflies...you bumble is happy smiling bottoms up

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    1. I love them Donna, love them all...and I've seen one hummer here.

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  6. I didn't see the first one until after that last late cold snap which causes one to wonder — how exactly do they know? It's too bad slugs don't have the same internal clock.

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    1. They seem slower to emerge this spring...and I agree about the slugs.

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  7. Your bumble butt photos make my day! Just FYI, my central Texas garden has been full of bumbles and other bees since March. Also had 5 Monarch sightings. Looking at other's comments, seems we've been amazingly lucky with the weather this year.

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    1. Tht's excellent Vicki and I am only a little envious ;)

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  8. I guess the cold spring has delayed the bees from coming out in the usual numbers. I hope that's it, anyhow.

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    1. I hope so, too, Jason. It's worrying me.

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  9. Fantastic photo! I've seen lots of fat little guys buzzing around lately. Saw the first few butterflies and dragonflies today as well.

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    1. Aren't they all wonderful! I hope as the days warm more pollinators visit our gardens.

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  10. "I've been seeing a lot of pollinators lately, too. I hear the hummingbirds, but I haven't seen one yet. Enjoy the bumbles. :)"

    Couldn't agree more..

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  11. Yes, the bumbles are here too! And the hummers too. I even saw a damsel fly and a skipper today. Now for the butterflies to return.

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