This is not a bee blog, despite the bee-themed cross-stitch in the previous post and the burrowing bumblebee in the one before that. However, having said that, I did come across an interesting bee whilst out walking today.
This is a female Andrena fulva, the tawny mining bee. She was stumbling sleepily across the path in the spring sun, her golden orange abdomen standing out very strongly against the soil and grass. You could almost take the photo for a selective colour one.
I was asked the other day to provide a photo of The Children for a family project. Nothing difficult, nothing complicated, just a photo of the two of them, together, both looking at the camera, such as you might want to put on your wall. So I spent a while one evening going through all the photos I’ve taken since the start of 2020, and did I find a single photo that matches that description? Just one with both of them in it, looking at the camera, not pulling a daft face? Not one. Zero. Nil.
Oh well, I suppose that means that over the weekend I’ll have to try to actually get them to appear alongside each other in a reasonably-sensible-looking conventional portrait photo at some point. It did make me think, though, that actually over the past year I did take a few photos that were not too bad but are buried away in my archive. So here is a very random miscellany, from the last year or so.