Blanketflower with Snoozing Bee

Home is where you lay your head …

blanket flower and beeHow strange. A blanketflower decided this week would be a good time to bloom. Early this morning I took this picture in passing just for the novelty of seeing a patch of blanketflower flowering in November. Only when I got home did I see the snoozing native bee.

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24 thoughts on “Blanketflower with Snoozing Bee

  1. Great closeup of the bee. I tried one earlier this year of one in a coneflower, but as much as I love my iPhone camera, it just doesn’t always make for good closeups. Have to get out the real camera for this course, maybe…

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    1. Ahhh, you are one of those people with the magic touch. It is supposed to be easy to grow — easy enough that it grows in ditches here but when I try it never survives,

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  2. Awww…shhhhhh. Don’t wake the bees! Looks like the time change caught up with this guy too?

    Gorgeous shot Debra. What a great “catch”. It is hard to resist blanketflowers in bloom. I put out seed for blanketflowers recently, (twice!). I never had them here previously but hoping to get a self reseeding mass established. Jenny at Rock Rose says some of hers bloom year ’round unless the winter is especially severe.

    Speaking of out of season a bit, I have two bluebonnets in bloom here at the moment (minus sleeping bees) and I keep thinking I’ll just cut them back to the rosette (they got weirdly tall, too) but those flowers! I just can’t do it.

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    1. Thanks and wow. A bluebonnet flowering now is some kind of crazy outlier. My fingers are still crossed for a mild winter in direct defiance of the persimmon prediction. =)

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  3. Very weird to have a blanket flower blooming now, but I also saw some iris blooming in my neighborhood. Cute bee. But then, I think all bees are cute.

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