One week from today, the fabulous four will, once again, celebrate the beauty of fashion and nature! You won’t want to miss the June addition of When Fashion and Nature Collide, next Wednesday, June 20th!
“There is something magical about being nestled among a field of wildflowers or resting on a fern covered forest floor, waiting for gifts from Mother Nature. For me, it is not just about photography…it is about being one with magnificent creatures, up close and personal.” ~ Roda
*For more nature inspired photography by Roda, visit… Nature’s Lens
Although most children are afraid of bees, I was that little girl chasing them with my camera, from flower to flower. My passion for bees started at a very young age. To this day, I find myself following large bumbles, throughout the gardens.
I feel bless to have a carpenter bee (xylocopa virginica) nest in one of our retaining wall. Although most would panic, I am filled with joy! These huge bumbles are just fabulous! They feed on pollen and nectar, while nesting in tunnels and in dead wood.
There are no queens in the colony. The dominant females are responsible for reproduction, foraging and nest construction.
It looks like the Miss Kim Lilacs are a hit with these fuzzy friends!