Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Drunken lovers

Bee on Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer'

"And then pell-mell his harvest follows swift,
Blossom and borage, lime and balm and clover,
On Downs the thyme, on cliffs the scantling thrift,
Everywhere bees go racing with the hours,
For every bee becomes a drunken lover,
Standing upon his head to sup the flowers."

From The Land -Vita Sakville-West.

Bees on white Scabious

Tumbledown farm is filled with the hum of drunken lovers. Today's favourites are monardas, buddleias and heleniums. Here's a few photo's of the happy fellows for this months Tweehive blog carnival for bees being orgnaised by Fluffius Muppetus.

Bee on Monarda 'Croftway Pink'

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