Busy bumblebees – Photoset

You know how I have this wonderful DSLR lying around that I begged people to get me, to film videos and take lots of photos? That same camera that’s just sitting on my shelf collecting dust most of the time?
Well one of my goals this summer is to take loads more pictures. The sun was doing its thing and the bumblebees are loving the wild flowers my flatmate planted on our balcony – so I went and snapped a few pics, paparazza style.

Bumble bee on Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk Bumble bee on Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk

Planting these was such a great decision. We fully expected them to be a colourful mix of different flowers though, as it looked that way on the label. The little sachet was called “Bienenschmaus” – German for “bee feast”. And it certainly is. Well, I haven’t seen any honey bees around just yet, but the bumblebees are loving itBumble bee on Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk Bumble bee on Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk

A little bit of research has revealed that the plant that has apparently defeated all other wild flowers appears to be Phacelia tanacetifolia, also called lacy phacelia or blue tansy. They bloom from early June (yup can confirm) til the end of September – which means they’ll be around for a while, yay! Bumble bee on Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk Bumble bee on Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk

I’m really curious to see if I can catch a honey bee feasting on the tansies, but maybe there just aren’t any around where we live? Or maybe we need to plant more flowers, hehe. Not that I’d mind, at all!Phacelia tanacetifolia | daneesaur.co.uk

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  • genevieve m.

    gorgeous <3