Crown Vetch Wildflowers and Bee

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 11, 2011
TakenJuly 10, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee...Proverbs 4:3

I thought I'd hunt for butterflies
For a shot amongst the milkweeds.
Lo! The Crown Vetch caught my eyes,
And we'll later dry their seeds.

An ornament of grace
Shall find a second place
To crown their head...
Oh the pleasure they will bring.
As they glorify our flower bed
When they are planted in the spring.

Tho' I did not see a butterfly wing
To e'en enter our back yard...
The sweet bee got my regard
When it did not to me sting...
Poetry by me AJP

The weeds were tall where I walked and I knew I was in the bees territory as they were pollinating these wild flowers...but thankfully they were so involved with their work... they didn't pay any attention to me and I was able to walk around them without getting stung...

We had never seen these flowers before on the edge of our woods next to our driveway. We think the seeds were previously dropped by birds.

What we seek we don't always find, but something better takes its place..

10 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    This is such a beautiful image Andrea. Often, the best surprises can be found in your own backyard.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    Wow! Great clarity in this beautiful capture, Andrea! I am never bothered by the bees in our yard...they are so busy gathering pollen from the many flowers they don't even notice me!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 Jul 2011):

    Thank you for your comments...The Crown Vetch was so pretty along the side of the driveway by the edge of our woods that I am looking forward to having them planted in our back yard next year...It is nice when flowers like this appear that we had never seen before. The bees are delightful, and it is nice when they are so busy they don't sting..

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    The clarity and colors are amazing. That bee has his head completely buried in the flower!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    Oh, my. Extraordinary image.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    Fabulous photo, Andrea, it is so sharp and clear. Volunteer plants like this are such a gift : )

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Jul 2011):

    This is just so beautiful, the colour against the green is stunning and then there's the bee, he looks so cosy snuggeling in there. A fantastic capture..

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (12 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful clarity, stunning image!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    Well done!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 Jul 2011):

    This is so pretty, Andrea! I find that Nature comes up with the best subjects. I rarely get what I go after, but always find something more interesting.

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