Lavender, Passion & Furbees~

Fuzzy Wuzzy,
was a bee!
The bees are buzzin,
cuz The Holler’s bloomin…..
Furbees favor passion flowers,
and lavender.
But this buggy-buzzer likes blooming blue sage!
Soon we can eat the passion fruit too!
Cheers to you from the Holler furbees, flowers & fruit~

220 thoughts on “Lavender, Passion & Furbees~

  1. Wow!! A fantastic post and I love bees. But your flowers are among the best I have seen with such a quality of light and so sharp!! What kind of camera are you using? Are you using a macro lens? I know it is not the tools but the talent. Just curious though.

  2. Zoo mooi! Doet me denken aan onze passiebloem in het bos, daar groeiden ze om de rozenboog voor het tuinpad. Prachtig om hier dwars door het beeld heen zo scherp en bijna echt even de lente te ervaren. Prachtig! (ik hoop dat je nederlands kan..ik denk het wel daarom schrijf ik niet in het engels nu hihi).

    • Oh je bos klinkt zo mooi! Ik zou graag om het te zien. We zullen in Rotterdam in ongeveer een maand en ik ben te popelen om de tulp festival fotograferen. Nederland is zo mooi! ❤

  3. Beautiful. I love to see the bees. We have loads of lavender in our garden, so the whole border buzzes when it’s in bloom. This year, I will plant foxgloves, so the sound of buzzing will increase!

  4. Those white with green and purple uglies that are so awful that they are stunningly beautiful…they don’t really exist, do they!? I mean you created them in post processing with a neon layer? If not PLEASE tell me their names!!

    • Laughing……My mom thinks they are ugly too. I love them. We are each unique! They are passion flowers and they yield passion fruit which is yummy eating. Passion Flowers were named for the passion of Christ, although I can’t remember why……..I like how complex and almost mechanical they look, like a high tech flower~

      • I knew the name, but not the flower. Truly, they’re stunning, but I doubt they’ll grow in CT. 😦 Nor did I know the provenance of the name. Thank you!

  5. LOVELY pictures! I always get excited when I’m out and see bee’s doing their work! Always makes me smile with relief to know our beauty makers are still out there.

      • I myself have learned not to be scared of bees; they are, after all, more interested in the flowers than in me and my panic.

        I love the passionflowers and their white-hot nerve endings!

        • That is good. If you are still and quiet around bees, they often accept you. They don’t seem to like sudden movement, loud noises, or disruption from their tasks. But then I don’t like those things either! 😉

  6. Love the passion flowers. What kind of camera are using to get such amazing detail? Find this material one time, with Passion Flowers all over it, made a Hawaiian shirt for my son. Coolest shirt EVER!!!!

  7. So beautiful! Let’s keep those bees a buzzin’! Every time I see your pictures I tell myself I’m going to go get the same camera you’ve got! But I don’t think it would work the same for me, Miss Magical Photographer! 😀 ❤

    • Well yesterday it was 93F and today 94. This is not even close to normal. The Sierra snow pack is almost non-existant, and The Holler is ending it’s second full year of major drought. The small amount of rain we got was no where near sufficient, so the flowers look nice because they are irrigated but many hundreds of unirrigated trees have died and are just there dead. It is sad.

  8. I am crazy about lavender (wish I could grow it but all attempts have failed) and so happy to see the bees enjoying it too.

  9. I found myself entranced by the photos and could have watched a film made by you, Cindy. I like how you made bees into furbees, too. So clever and also, adding your great sense of humor to this post!

  10. Oh wow, those passion flowers are something else… If I was a bee, I’d set up shop there and never leave 🙂 Beautiful and sharp photos, just wonder how you so consistently provide us with such photos…

  11. I needed a fix of your beautiful photos. How I love the passion vine but mine does have a way of getting aggressive. It’s a beautiful vine though and I wouldn’t think of getting rid of it – I dearly love the flowers and the way the entire vine throws itself hither and yon. I’ve missed you. Our flowers are just now waking up from an extra cold winter’s sleep. I have managed to get into the garden and made progress. I love the soil. Love to you.

    • We share a passion for the flora Sheri. I hope you post some photos of your garden because it sounds so lovely with all the wild flowers too! Heading over to your blog to see what’s new with you my friend~ ❤

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