Flower of the Day – May 5th, 2017 – Lavender (with Honey Bee!)

Cee’s Flower of the Day – May 5, 2017 – Rhododendron Buds

 

People are probably most familiar with Lavender as being an essential oil or a fragrance in disinfectant or soaps, but the lavender bush is a pretty ornamental plant with silvery-green leaves and lilac/purple flowers that bees just love!

The bee in the photograph has wings but as they beat 12000 times per minute (3-5 times faster than a hummingbird!) they don’t show up well in most photos while they are flying. He also has some buds of pollen stuck to his leg. 🙂 Much of life on Earth owes it’s existence and sustenance to this little fella and his species.

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5 thoughts on “Flower of the Day – May 5th, 2017 – Lavender (with Honey Bee!)

  1. Hi Marilyn, for a while i tried to keep up with Cee’s flower of the day by posting the same flower as she did – that did not last too long! 😉 Now i have Cee’s link and flower at the top of my post but title mine with with the flower i am able to give a picture of! Sorry for the confusion 🙂

    Lavenders, once they get established, are tough hardy little buggers and cope quite well with hot dry conditions and cooler wet ones… i don’t know how they’d go in snow as we just don’t have the stuff where i live! 🙂

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