The Pollinator's Lust - A Photo Journal

Ah, the joys of gardening for a living.  These are a few of the flowers I got intimate with in the past week.  :)


Major nectar and pollen source for the Honey Bee right now:  Holly. 
The trees at work were humming, and the smell, one of my favorites!  Divine.


Columbine, Aquilegia

Sweetshrub, Calycanthus floridus


Rue Anemone, Thalictrum thalictroides

Columbine, Aquilegia

Mock Orange, Philadelphus virginalis

Philadelphus virginalis

Columbine, Aquilegia

Forget-me-not, Myosotis

Pollen Butt


Spring Splendor - A Photo Journal of Beltane's Delight


Wild and feral edibles picked for an omelette, clockwise spiral to center starting from white flower:  Garlic Mustard,  Dandelion, Plantain, Arugula, Sarsaparilla, Violets, Cleavers, Japanese Knotweed, Mustard flowers, Monarda, Trout Lily, Quince flower, Purple Dead Nettle, Clover.

True Superfoods - local and fresh!


Corvid with a new batch of bees in orientation flight.

 Coming in for a landing:


The bees have been loving this Arugula that over-winterd in a cold frame and burst into bloom some weeks ago.  In the background is L'Atelier, the art studio, and where Mathieu makes guitars, overseen by two of my hives:  Stella and Ariadne.  To the right is a Fig in a pot that gets brought in over winter, and a Grape on trellis.  THIS has my Heart.  <3

The Mason bees have been very active; I love watching them, so docile and yet judicious.

At work:  Mathieu and I with the fragrant native Woodland Phlox at a landscape client's.

And Luck of Luck!  Found some tasty dinner when I wasn't even purposefully hunting!  My friend Abby and I were just taking a jaunt in the woods...and lo and behold.

Then we lay in the grass in the sun for a different type of nourishment.

 Make a wish!


 Yesterday's and Today's on the forest floor

 Can you say Dazzle?