Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Just popping in to say Hi...

I have been busy as a Bee. 

I know... Pretty Lame...

I couldn't help myself.




I have been spending my week playing in my Art Journal.
And as I am sitting at my desk playing with my paints, 
I have a beautiful view of this purple sage.




I am not the only one who has been admiring it.




Just look at all that pollen on his leg.
He must have been working hard because I notice
some of them have no pollen. 







Look at this guy..  No Pollen... What a slacker..



I do hope you are all enjoying your week.
And taking time to enjoy the little sweet things in life.



I also would like to say a prayer for all the people in Oklahoma.
It just saddens my heart to see what all those people are going through.



Hugs~

39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so darn sweet!

Terry said...

I can almost feel the sting of that bee! What an amazing close-up photo! Your pictures are always a treat to see! You are getting closer to hitting the road! Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend! Hugs!

Becca said...

You get the best shots of bees Linda! The bee in my latest post is blurry. Those people in Oklahoma have lost so much...I can't imagine. The stories of people that have lost everything including their pets make me cry every time I read about it. Sending prayers. Have fun with your paints!

Julie said...

This post makes me smile,the slacker Bee may just have unloaded twice when the laden bee just couldn't beeee bothered to visit the hive lol! Anyway,hope you visit me soon,you might find something to make you smile ;)! Xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing! Valerie

amanda | wildly simple said...

Love these shots! So warm and fuzzy. Bright and buzzy. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo beautiful!!!

Lynnda said...

What a beautiful shots Linda... Thanks for dropping by my blog... hugs... x

Nicki said...

Excellent motion shots - love how you caught the bee in mid-flight towards the plant.

S. Etole said...

So busy in all those pretty flowers.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photography as always Linda! Hope you are doing well!

Sylvia said...

I love the photo's of your sage and the bees. Did you know that the bees are becoming extinct because of the lack of pollen in so many places due to drought and fires? So happy you are having time to play in your journal. Don't know about where you are, but it is hot here! Have a beautiful Thursday, Linda! Hugs!

Sandie Edwards said...

Awesome, photographs, oh my, don't think I've ever seen a bee so up close and personal like that. The pollen sacks are amazing!! I am allergic to bee's, so do like keeping my distance.

yyam said...

You take the most amazing macro shots!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

It's me said...


My prayers are also for the people in Oklahoma ....lovely week darling...xxx...

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Beautiful captures of the busy bees, carrying on regardless of the heat.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful photos, love your sunshine.

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning shots! You never cease to amaze me ... Glad you are enjoying life ... sending hugs

Lisa Gordon said...

These shots are amazing, Linda!
Beautifully captured, and the light is fantastic.

Wishing you a wonderful day ahead, my friend! xo.

Jacqueline said...

Those photos are beautiful, Linda - thanks for pointing out the pollen on his legs - an interesting detail!
Linda, thanks for your remedy for spam mails, since I changed the settings it is very quiet on my blog....
Have a lovely day!
Jacqueline

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm so glad you decided to stop and capture Mr. Bee at your sage. Lovely!

June Houck said...

Linda, this slide show of pictures is amazing! Bee in flight and at work...gorgeous!!!

lauren bergold said...

not only do i always ALWAYS looooooooooooove your amazing photos, i am excited to now be able to recognize both the WORKER bees *and* the SLACKER bees, lol!!! thanks!!! :) :) :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Hello back to you girlie. Lovely photos! xx

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Looks like you found a friend. Love these Linda- they make me happy.

Deb Hickman said...

Amazing photo's, glad you are enjoying your trip. I'm definitely starting an Art Journal soon, I need to go back through your posts for inspiration. Deb x

Netty said...

wow Linda you really do take the most amazing photographs, worthy of an exhibition. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

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Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos! It is so weird that they carry it on their legs. :)

Lynn Richards said...

wow! that bee in flight is spectaculat, Linda!
xo
lynn

Tracy said...

Beautiful shots Linda. I always like when the bee man comes to drop off his hives. Those little buzzers eventually make it up to my house and take on my China berry tree in full force. The sound is incredible. Enjoy your view!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous pictures Linda, just love those purple!

Kamana {Naashia} said...

great shots of a sweet bee. happy weekend!

Audrey Pettit said...

It has been such a tough week for so many poor folks in Oklahoma, hasn't it? Soo sad. Life is precious. Really glad that you are making the most of every moment these days. LOVE all your photos. What a beautiful scene!

Catherine said...

Now that's a nice view!! I hope the slacker bee does't get heck from the Queen bee for being so lazy. ;)
Wishing you a most wonderful weekend.
xo Catherine

Linda B said...

What fabulous, fabulous photos! You have such a gift for photography, especially these little things... LOVE it!!!
Sounds like a peaceful and happy life... ahhh, time to art journal. Can't beat that!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!
Hugs!

Shahrul Niza said...

LOL, I LOVE LOVE your words today :). Can't stop smiling when you narrate that poor guy. Amazing photos, yet again. WOW, you are so talented my friend. Are those sage brush? I never knew they have beautiful purple flowers. I must have been out in the fields in the Fall then, yet they still smell nice, minty :). TFS!!

~* steph :) *~ said...

your photos are simply amazing, linda!!! i love them so much! you have captured such a pretty event! thanks for sharing and i hope all is well! thank you for your sweet comments on my blog :). i have been busy too. glad i could stop by your blog and see what you have been up to! have a wonderful day! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Oh these beeeee shots are fabulous!!! I can't stop admiring them!!

Sue Lelli said...

These photos are incredible! Thanks so much for sharing!