Purple Crocus and Visitor

Purple crocus and bee
Purple crocus and bee

Today we have some deep purple crocuses that are just a couple in a thick patch growing under the magnolia tree. Although the flower is of course the subject (it is for A Flower a Day, after all), I was specially happy to get this little bee also in focus, with his tiny head speckled with golden pollen as he took what he needed from this bloom. I am told that bees will not sting you in this situation when they are so busy foraging, that you can even stroke them and they wouldn’t be distracted. I didn’t want to test this theory on this little fellow, but was just happy that he, along with many others was finding something to take back to the hive so early in the season. I wish you all a happy Sunday and send a hug out to all who read this.

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8 Responses

  1. Nothing says ‘Spring’ like a purple crocus with a bee for a visitor. The richness of the purple petals contrasted with the brightness of the yellow stamen make a stunning showcase for the pollen collector. He/she must be feel honoured to be welcomed into the warm wrap of that flower who is angled to catch the sun rays precisely where lunch is being served. Eating outside! Oh, happy day. Thank you, Ellie, for this sweet shot.

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  2. What a beautiful purple this is…The contrast with the stamen as Linda said is wonderful. The bee is having a party I think…A real treat for our eyes. Thank you! 🙂

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    1. That bee is most definitely partying, you are so right, Eleftheria, and he is quite possibly more than a little drunk, judging by the amount of pollen he has thrown all over himself 😉 I’m so glad you liked this, thank you for the comment, my friend.

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  3. What an amazing deep color Ellie. And the contrasting stamen lovely and the little added bee feature was so nice as well. Sending a hug back to you on this sunny not too warm of a day yet but good possibilities.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. As you know, they are a lovely rich colour and with the bee I really was happy with this picture! I hope you have a good day.

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