Wildflower Gardening In Middle Tennessee
Those are awesome pictures! So perfect! You have a great weekend too!
Great pics and the song was perfect!
Hi Gail, that is a wonderful song and the photos are luscious, those dahlias are to die for! We do love the bees here too, they are so hard working. It is a nice thought to think that they are also in love with the flowers they visit, so romantic.Frances
Darla, Thanks, I am glad you think so...when I saw the big bees hugging the flower it popped into my head and I decided to post all my recent bee shots.
Frances, I like the Dahlias, too. Don't you love how the big bees have to hold on so tightly, that is where the embrace me came from. The bees are busier then ever...the asters and late blooming salvias are a great boon to them now that other nectar plants have declined. Gail
Darla,So glad you like them...the song just popped into my head when I saw the big bee embracing the salvia.Have a good weekend.Gail
So cute! I love the bee-u-tiful photos! Cameron
Gail .. perfect setting of pictures for that song girl ! .. now I have it STUCK in my brain .. THANK YOU ??? hahaYou are so imaginative to set this up : )We have Thanksgiving weekend and wonderful weather to enjoy it with .. maybe I can get my trigger finger ready for my camera ? LOLHave a great weekend : )
I love that yellow dahlia and so do the bees it appears. Isn't it nice when what we see reminds us of something else - like that song.
Such sweet little critters on your blooms. I love how they just buzz around searching out the best blooms. They could care less what's going on around them.
What a lovely post, Gail! I'll be humming this song all day:) Your photos are stunning, especially the bee on the yellow dahlia. I'm amazed at how many bees I am still seeing here; I think they appreciate the fall blooms.
There is a certain buzz about this post!
Your fabulous pictures got even better accompanied by those lyrics!Have a great weekend!Katarina
cindy, I wish I had that Dahlia, it's in a friend's garden and it was a popular lunch spot for the bees. I don't usually plant Dahlias but I think it's time to change that...there are Dahlias with dark leaves that are very good looking.gail
Cameron, I am glad you think they are bee-utiful! Aren't you on vacation? Have a great day.gail
Joy,Happy Thanksgiving. I think I want Thanksgiving in October. It is so much prettier then November! Maybe I will borrow your holiday! There is a great line in French Kiss that I can't completely remember...but Jean Reno says, "Canadians...they are, I think, a sympathetic people' Do know it? Forgive me for the song...right now I am humming it myself!Gail
Susie, They are certainly busy guys and go about their lives doing what they do best. This year I have been so much more aware of all the critters in the garden...it's busy place. I loved the song you have with your post today!Gail
Rose,I so like that Dahlia. The bee was sleepy drunk with contentment when I saw him. It was a rainy day and all the bees were busy taking advantage of a break in the weather.Blogging has made me more aware of all the insects and creatures visiting our gardens...Thank you, Rose! I hope you have a lovely weekend.gail
Dave,you are too funny and very clever this morning!gail
Katarina,it's a fun song...I looked for it on Youtube and thought about a link but there wasn't one I wanted to link to...Thank you for your very kind compliment.Gail
Gail, the photos are wonderful and you've blended them so beautifully with the lyrics. But don't give Cole Porter the credit! I've had the sheet music for decades and love to bumbling through this lovely Gershwin song ;-]Here's Judy Garland spinning it right.Annie at the Transplantable Rose
Gail, those are great photos. All soft and pastel, I love them. I could be fooled into thinking it was spring in your garden.There must be something in the air to bring back these old songs. I've been singing a real oldie all morning. Marnie
Annie, You are so right! I knew it was Gershwin...why I typed Cole Porter is beyond me! Thank you for correcting me I will change it right now!I bet you don't bumble it at all! I would love to hear your rendition of this song!gail
Marnie,Which one? Songs just pop into my head all the time...I wish the Dahlias were from my garden...but they aren't! The Beautiful one with the dark leaves is from Layanee's garden (Ledge and Gardens)...Gail
Fun, fun, fun, can practically see those bees bouncing over the words. Really pretty photos.
Hi Gail, I'm new to Blotanical and found your blog because you have exactly the same type of soil as I, clay and lime – but on the other side of the world! Those photos are lovely, my fav being the yellow (is it a Dahlia?)Have a great day,Camellia in England
Great post & great pics Gail. All your gardens are so lovely. I like that song too.
I was going to ask if you had to dig those beautiful dahlias or if they overwintered in the ground there but then I saw they weren't in your yard. They seem like they would fit right in at Clay and Limestone. Maybe next year they'll go on your list?? Great idea to combine your photos with the lyrics. The bees are working hard in my yard too (with the very few flowers that are left) :-(
barbarapc,I am so glad you stopped by...I popped over to your blog and had a marvelous time watching your video! Dear readers....you must all stop by barabara's place and see the surprise she found when she was unpotting her begonia!I am glad you liked the bee photos and song.Gail
camellia,Welcome to C&L and to blogging. I think your blog is going to be a good stop for some sophisticated photos. I did like the one you posted today! The bloggers I have met are simply the best!gail
Lola,Hi...thank you! I have picked a few acorns for you so look for them sometime next week. I hope you have a great weekend planned!Gail
great captures! really crisp and clear! i love all the creatures busily gathering nectar and pollen. our gardens are very active after the wonderful rain.hope you have a blessed weekend!
Beautiful pictures today of your blooms & all the bees that are drunk from nectar. :)
I wouldn't mind being embraced by that blue flower like the bumble bee is being embraced. I hope you have a great weekend.
Kathleen,I am only now getting back into plants I have to store! One things for certain gardenblogging has had a strong influence upon my plant choices!The bees must sense the end of the seasons and are gathering the nectar while they can!Gail
Great bee and flower pictures! I truly love having bees in my flowers and enjoy watching them! These are some great shots!Marie
marmee, Thank you, from someone who loves to shoot photos I take that as high praise! Yes, the bees are really busy, there are a few skippers but the butterflies seem to be elsewhere. Have a wonderful weekend, too.Gail
Racquel,Did you see the pollen pads on one of the last bees...it's nice to know they are still around to pollinate the later bloomers. I love bees! Have a peaceful gardening weekend.gail
Lisa,If I can figure out how to harvest seed I will send you some of the Salvia azurea. It is still blooming.gail
Tile Lady,You always say the nicest things. A visit from you is a sweet gift. Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.gail
Thank you for bringing a great big smile to my face! Perfect combo of words and pictures . . . .
just found you, the flower pics and the bee too, are great! will visit more when I am not working twelve hour shifts...
Now whose whispering to those beautiful critters? You've got a knack with those bees and bugs lately, my dear Gail. I just love to hang out and watch the bees at work. You've captured them and the stunning blooms so well together. Gotta love those Gershwin songs (and Cole Porter for that matter).Have a great weekend.Meems
You and that camera are getting along just grand! I love the salvias and the bees who are so drunk they pay us no mind. It was a bit chilly here today and some of my bees were lazy. They just hung on and didn't move.
Gail you are amazing. I have noticed the bees in my garden but have not tried capturing them with camera. You gave me an idea. Back to normal for One Woman at her city cottage. Have a great weekend and thank you for your comments.
Great bee pictures! I was trying my best to get a clear shot of some bees yesterday but with little luck.
You have some great shots of the bees nestled in the flowers. You obviously have no pollination problems at clay and limestone.I pictured the bees like a chorus line, all buzzing along in time to the tune.
Such phenomenally beautiful photos and lyrics!Brenda
I love these bee photos. I will be visiting my sister in Nashville soon. You live in a pretty part of the south.
Gail,I think Gershwin will forgive you, because these are such great photos ... besides at this time of year, the fact that you still have flowers blooming for the bees is great testimony to the delightful diversity of your garden!I'm envious of your dahlias! We used to plant them (and dutifully dig them up) years ago, but abandoned them because they are such a magnet for those disgusting earwigs. (Oooh, how we hate those!) Do you have to lift them where you are or can you just leave them over the winter? Ok, I just read the rest of the comments and saw they're not in your garden, but the question still remains... do you have to lift them in the fall down there?I love that Salvia Azurea ... do you think it's hardy for us up here in Zone 5-6ish?Great stuff as always here and C&L!
Gorgeous photos and a brilliant idea!
I am so glad to hear that you got some well needed rain! I have been doing rain dances for quite a while just for you! Don't you love the smell in the garden after a much needed rain? Love these bee pictures. I will be singing this song all day long. Thanks!
awwww, look at all those sweet bees doing their jobs!
What a perfect song to go with those beautiful photos! Your garden appears to still be full of color and movement. :)
My dear friends, What happened to the weekend? Well, let me tell you. My only child came for a visit...and he and I spend the time hanging out and laughing! So, I didn't get to back to comment! I know you all understand completely!So, here goes...Layanee...thanks for the raindance...it really helped! Did you recognize your Dahlia?IVG, Hello...I don't keep plants that I have to baby over winter...we haven't a basement or garage! So they are on their own! The Salvia grows in Nebraska so I am pretty sure you can keep it in Iowa! Now if I knew how to collect the seeds. Life and gardening... big learning curve!Kim, I am so glad the post gave you a great big smile!Nancy, Hi...I just found the last Susan and two TN Coneflowers blooming! Our weather is very warm, but it is zone 7! Bonnie, I love the bees...It is exciting to see a honeybee! These guys are always working...Happym, Thank you! The bees are great inspiration and they do embrace the flowers!Beverly, Welcome to C& L! I do hope you come back! I have seen you at One Women's Journey and it is good to have you visit here!Ernestine, I know that you know that song! It's a good one isn't it! Thank you...but the bees are amazing!Anna, Yep they are so full of sunshine and nectar...did you catch the big hunk of pollen on the leg of one of the bees? Too wonderful.Northern Shade, They work well together don't they. C&L's own Rockettes! We must find a new name!Meems, NO...you are still the champion Whisperer! I really love the bees...when I was wrting today's post...I was trying to find out how the Witchhazels were pollinated. There may still be bees in my garden when the first ones bloom. More googling.Skeeter, Some bees are easier to photograph then others...I take lots of shots to get one that is quiet. Someone sent me a photo of the Holy Grail of Hummingbird shots! But it wasn't anyone we knew so...has it made it your way? I am guessing it is one of those emails that travels the internet highway?Yolanda, Have a delightful time while you are here! The weather has been lovely and since we got rain you may have nice color on the trees! Thanks for stopping by, please do visit again!Brenda, Thank you! I love the old classic movies, so the songs and lyrics are stuck in my head! I guess it could be worse. Thanks for stopping by!Thank you all for commenting! I treasure all your visits!Gail
Your pictures are very inspiring...makes me feel like I am walking in paradise just looking at them. Congratulations on having a bee-friendly garden!
"Insects are the little things that run the world." Dr. Doug Tallamy