YELLOW WILDFLOWERS IN THE GORGE

There were some amazing wildflowers in the gorge … and some amazing and rather huge bees. I assume they were bumblebees because they seems too big for honeybees. Wherever I went, the bees seemed to follow me. Or maybe there were that many bees. If so, I’m glad. There’s no such thing as too many bees!

27 thoughts on “YELLOW WILDFLOWERS IN THE GORGE

    • No, bumblebees. I have hornets and wasps and a LOT of them. They love my house and are always building their nests on my roof or in my electric input box. And they are mean bastards and they don’t pollinate. They DO eat other insects, however, so they are not just mean. Anyway, these are fuzzy and round. The hornets and wasps are elongated … and they don’t hang around flowers. They hang around me and sting. They really LOVE me.

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  1. Love the front-on shot of the Bee πŸ™‚

    I’ve seen a very similar photo and flower on google images under yellow jewelweed. Check it out and see if you agree? πŸ™‚

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    • He was ON the bee when I started, but he took off and it looked like he was heading into the lens. Actually, I was quite a few feet away, but on a long lens. I have tons of jewelweed here and am always cutting it down, so I never see it bloom!

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  2. Day lilies, goldenrod, jewelweed. The day lily looks like a Stella de Oro. The ones that develop a seed pot get eaten, then later redeposited elsewhere. Jewelweed is a great medicinal plant. Goldenrod makes my eyes water. πŸ™‚

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    • Goldenrod makes me sneeze! It’s pretty, but a big allergen. I thought those lilies look like garden lilies. They don’t look at all like the “wild” ones — the tall orange ones — I’ve got.

      I have a lot of jewelweed on my property, but I’ve never seen it bloom. It gets HUGE, but never any flowers on it. So THAT’S what it looks like!

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