Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The careful insect. . . .

“The careful insect 'midst his works I view, Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew, With golden treasures load his little thighs, And steer his distant journey through the skies.” 
John Gay Quotes
Source: Rural Sports (canto I, l. 82)

I'm a  day late for Macro Monday due to Blogger difficulties, but posting anyway!

12 comments:

Donna said...

That quote describes the bumbles as they are loaded down with pollen trying to fly...great pics

Sheila said...

You're right - that bee is careful! Great photos.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Super shots! It is so great to see all the pollinators working so gingerly!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

I could watch the bees work all day long in my garden! Great photos and lovely quote!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

I am always amazed at how bees fill up those pouches. Then fly off like an overloaded plane, wobbly.

Stacy said...

Sometimes (in a weird way) bees remind me almost of dogs or cats--the one in the second photo looks like it's about to scratch an ear with its back leg.

Andrea said...

A very apt quote for the beautiful photos. If you are in the tropics, that lens can produce lots of macro shots of very diverse organisms.

PlantPostings said...

I love photos with insects! Great captures!

Karen said...

Great picture of a hard-working bee, I am always fascinated by their industrious pollen gathering.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

He's both a careful, and a huge bee.

Are they larger this year, or is it my imagination?

I saw the biggest one last night on my deck.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Casa Mariposa said...

In the first photo the bee looks like he's sitting down, thinking about what to do next! Great photos!!

Alistair said...

Great shots Ginny,and I always enjoy your poetic quotes.