Looks Like…Snow?

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I went to let the dog out this morning and thought I was seeing snow; that early winter wet snow that falls in big clumps. These weeds are covering the hill behind the house and, in the almost-dark of early morning, my nearsighted eyes and pre-coffee brain said “snow.”

Bob wanted to go up there with the weed-eater, but I talked him out of it; it looks wild, and I like that. Besides, there are always birds back there looking for seeds and when the weeds flower, there are honeybees and butterflies. By early afternoon today, the honeybee work crew was out harvesting, along with several eastern carpenter bees:

Honeybee

Honeybee

Eastern Carpenter Bee

Eastern Carpenter Bee

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6 responses to “Looks Like…Snow?

  1. hmm. i can’t identify other than honey bees, tho’ we have “strange ones” as well — and i have not/cannot take the focused close-ups you do!

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    • Ann

      Thanks! I think your close-ups of all those different mushrooms were great! (The bees were kind of a cakewalk – they’re slowing down in the cooler weather.)

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  2. Those bee photos are gorgeous.

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  3. I’m glad you didn’t get rid of them. They’re beautiful — and it looks like the bees appreciated it, as well.

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    • Ann

      Hi, Kevin! Yes – even the butterflies are hanging out here. There aren’t many flower beds around here for them – most people who have a “garden” are really talking about that small farm behind their houses where they grow vegetables.

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