Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Nature Notes!







I saw this patch of purple coneflowers, or echinacea, next to my brother's office one day. I ran over and snapped these photos with my IPhone. The bees were so intent, that they let me hold the phone just a few inches away from them to get these shots!

I have always been interested in echinacea because, as many of you probably know, it is reported to have medicinal benefits.

I have prepared this post so as to participate in Nature Notes over at RamblingWoods.com. This is a really fun weekly meme where we 'show and tell' about what nature is up to in our neck of the woods!

20 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, I love the Purple Coneflowers. One of my favorite summer flowers. Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks so much, Eileen! :)

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  3. Oh, I love echinacea. They never seem to live long in my yard, though. I tried sprinkling some seeds from someone else's yard last fall, but no luck.

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    1. Thanks Leora! These are someone else's flowers - I slid over and took the photos(!) so I don't know a thing about growing them :/

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  4. Wonderful shots of the echinacea. It looks a lot better than mine does. I guess that's the price I pay for not watering during the heat wave. Naturally we had plenty of rain until the temperatures got so high and we needed it.

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    1. Exactly the same situation here...well, until that freak storm went through!

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  5. Beautiful series of pictures of one of my summer favorites!

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    1. Thanks - I'm really glad you like it!

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    1. Hi Kusum! Thanks for your kind comments :)

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  7. Oh I love these and have several plants..beautiful color and an insect magnet..I love that you included the bees..can't see if they are bumble or carpenter..but I love them...Michelle

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  8. Thanks Michelle! I had fun shooting them, because the bees were so busy, they just ignored me!

    Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Beautiful photos of these photogenic flowers. The bees love them too!

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    1. LOL! They sure do - thanks for coming by!

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  10. These are just gorgeous flowers. And great closeups of bees in action.
    I think bees are cute.

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