was a bee!
The bees are buzzin,
cuz The Holler’s bloomin…..
Furbees favor passion flowers,
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~
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Beautiful set of photos.
Why thanks so much! Most motivating~
Gorgeous photos of beautiful flowers and bees.
You are such a good bloggin buddy Timothy!
Beautiful Spring photos! Thanks for sharing.
March 25th?? Are you in Europe? Beautiful flowers!
Hard to believe we live on the same continent I know! Hope your spring comes very soon John~
Enlighten me. I do stupid very easy. 🙂 These comments on my PC and WordPress say March 25 between 1:45am and 2:01am. You’d have to be in Greenland for that to be accurate and still on the same continent. What am I not seeing?
Hmm. It’s UTC time. How did that happen?
your blog must be set to UTC. You are SO mysterious!!
Laughing, Not mysterious at all. Greenwich Mean Time is constant so it orients me when moving through big time changes while traveling. Part of my brain remains in a universal time even while home because I am sensitive to time change and this minimizes it. You are quite clever to have noticed it and figured it out.
I’ve never seen a passion fruit flower before…wow..I been missin out!!! love your photos…amazing visual essay of beauty and wonder..
Awwwww, so kind and makes me so glad I posted! Thank you~
I especially like how you caught the bee’s eyes!
They are just the bees knees aren’t they! My hubby’s gonna razz me for this one! The eyes really are remarkable aren’t they! And they have built in shades! 😎
Matilda would be so at home here Bette! <3
So kind & most appreciated!
Stunning photos…I particularly like the lavender and sage ones.
They are such beautiful and wonderfully scented flowers. So pleased you liked them~
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Amazing shots. Stunning.
Wow! Really, what a fabulous post. Thank you. So beautiful.
Thank you for all the beautiful art you create daily for the world my friend!
Very happy you enjoyed & cheers to you!
Those flowers are nice 🙂
Those flowers are nice 🙂
Your comment is twice as nice! Thank you so much & much appreciated too!
Gorgeous passion flowers and wow, such great macros on the bees – they are fantastic! <3 <3
You Eliza are a wonderful friend and I loved your tulips~ <3
Thank you so much, Cindy! 🙂
Oh my goodness, I love these Passion flowers against black. Now I think I wouldn’t mind going back to California.
Come back! I’d loved to have you here! <3
LOVING all of your floral posts!
Love your new gravatar more!
Thanks Cindy 🐸😊🌻
Zee bees, zee bees
Come and go as ze please
Through ze flowers and trees
‘Scuze me while I sneeze,
it’s ze flowers and trees
And zose bees
Did you kno zey have knees???
Love the pics, Cindy. Didn’t know that Passion Flowers had a fruit. The ones I’ve seen around here don’t. I envy you your springtime. We just got another 4in of snow. The crocus, tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils dont know what to think. I had just taken the styrofoam covers off the roses too. Hope all will survive this cold snap. The rest of this week and early next is only supposed to be in upper 30s daytime and low 20s at night.
“Spring will be a little late this year”. Hugs, Cuz…….. 🙂
Listen cuz we need to talk. We could start a joint operation here. My pics, your prose! We could call it Barton & Barton: Pics & Prose! Eeeks about the snow, hard for me to even hear it so I know how much it is grating on you! So sorry cuz~
Hahahaha !!! …and how are we gonna work this out ??? A whole new blog ?????
Hmmmmm, that does uncomfortably like work! 😉 😉
Love the clarity and seeing the beautiful bee going about its day. Lavender, can smell it….lovely
I left that pic out by mistake and just stuck it back in, so I am so glad you liked it! <3
In your previous post you showed us how civil the Holler is. Now we see passion. Next there will be drama. The Holler has it all. (Is it almost Wagnerian? 😀 ) Gorgeous.
You said the Wagner word! Now Jim will be blasting the Ring Cycle saying you requested it! Do you know I actually sat through the entire cycle? Some 18 hours of opera over several days? I hope the only drama we get here is Gotterdammerung on the stereo! Drama I do not like! Cheers to you Anne. I just left you a message on your post~
You are noble. I couldn’t sit through 18 hours. A little here and there is enough for me. Thanks for your kindly message which I have just read. Not to be a downer but perhaps Jim would like to play Gotterdammerung in memory of the two Wagnerian singers who died in the Germanwings plane crash. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/oleg-bryjak-maria-rader-die-germanwings-plane-crash-article-1.2161008
Oh no! So horrible. All those people lost. All the families grieving. We admire both the opera singers greatly.Such very sad news.
Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, I think all the best adjectives have been used already so I’ll repeat them. 🙂
Laughing, awwwww so nice and so motivating to keep on clicking~
Merci beaucoup! <3
You are very welcome! <3
Simply amazing, dear Cindy <3 🙂
Mil grazi & cheers~
Just unBEElievable! (͠❀‿❀͠)
Seeing is BEElieving! :star: :star:
Oh, my gosh, such beauties. !
Great you hear from you my friend and thank you!
BEEautiful! Thought I’d keep what was going on in the above comments going. Seriously though, there’s nothing quite like that purple against the paler parts of the passion flower petals. It’s so wonderful that we have have these exotic beauties out here in California, isn’t it? 🙂
Yes it is! Our own personal exotics! Bee well Lyynn~ 😉
Beautiful pictures, well taken.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
So glad you think so & cheers to you~
Brilliant photos… just love the first and last… magnificent…
I am honored my friend! Many thanks~
Cindy, gorgeous pictures. Thank you for sharing. Hugs! Veraiconica
Hugs back to you my kind Veraiconica~ <3
Ms Cindy, beautiful pictures and a cute little poem. The only bad part about bee’s though is their stingers, they will pop you on your fingers, nose, and toes, if you let them.
I have been stung, I think twice in my life, but considering how close I nose around them, this is really quite infrequent. They like people best when they are still I think~
Oh to smell that lavender! Incredible shots, Cindy 🙂
So pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you Jo!
Thank you for posting these beautiful flowers,Cindy.
Thank you more for appreciating them Ranu~
Bee is almost as big as the flower! hugz Lisa and Bear
Yes, hadn’t thought of that, but those lavender heads are pretty compact~
What a delight that must be when everything just blooms. It is more gradual over here. I remedy that by hibernating. 😀 😀
Hibernation sounds nice, fire. tea, English cottage all that peacefulness. We are crossing the Atlantic by boat and spending one day in Southampton, before catching the flight to Johannsberg. We just booked a tour of Windsor which I know is such a touristy thing to do but I don’t care. I’ve never been in any of QE2’s palaces and I am so looking forward to it. I hope she doesn’t decide to visit on the Saturday we are there or it will close. Maybe I should send her an email politely requesting she refrain? We return after roughing it in Kruger and spend a week or so. 😉 I will be photographing English flowers right and left! 😉
Here’s hoping you have a good trip. I’m sure the queen will keep away for your visit. I’ve just told her you eat corgis. 😀
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Such tactile and beautiful shapes Cindy!
Flowers are like little towns unto themselves when looked at closely!
Lovely collection of words flowers and bees <3 <3 <3
Well cheers to you Hanna and most appreciative! <3 <3 <3
Your photos are so bright, so sunny, so cheerful! Bravo! 🙂
Wunderschöne Blüten ich wünsche dir einen schönen Mittwoch liebe Grüße und Umarmung Gislinde
SuBe Gislinde! Du bist so ein guter Freund Blogging. Ein Hoch auf Sie und danken Ihnen~<3 <3
Wow Cindy these are amazing images, not to mention beautiful and awesome just how they seem to jump out at you. 🙂
Awwwww, so kind and so motivating! Cheers & thank you my friend~
Oh, the sweetness of spring! We had some warmish days and the bees came out of their winter hives but couldn’t find anything blooming, so they hovered around the compost heap with its bright colors of orange peel. I hope they found a bit of sugar nourishment there.
Oh that is sad. You know they do drink out of humming bird feeders, if you accidently let some sugar water spill out they may well find it. They need some help from us these days~
I’ll try that as soon as I get home….
Let me know if it works……Once the flowers bloom, they’ll switch over.
Very uplifting. I keep hoping every morning to pull up the blinds to see some evidence of Spring — today there was snow and bunny poo out my window. Thanks for sharing so much beauty with us northerners — we need the hope that Spring will come — eventually. 😀
I am so sorry about this endless winter you are experiencing. It must be getting on your nth nerve. Those flowers are building up their passion under the snow though, ready to burst forth with attitude to proclaim that spring has sprung! I am always amazed at the special beauty of blooms in places where the winter is especially harsh! Alaska and Patagonia have the most amazing spring blooms~
That is one of the great things about Spring here. It seems in one day you look about and there has been an explosion of color and buds and green all at once. Luckily until that happens, I have your beautiful photography to life my spirits. <3
What beautiful flowers, Cindy. What are they? And it’s good to see healthy bees going about their business of pollinating and making honey.
The flowers are Lavender, Passion flower and Blue Sage, and yes we have quite a healthy populations of buzzing bees thank God! Love ’em all~
It’s heartwarming to see the bees. That’s had such devastation over the last few years. Our Spring is struggling to appear, but I did see some bees, which gives me hope.
I meant: They’ve had. Oh, the woes of autocorrect. Enjoy your week.
I love typos. I’ts a requirement for me, since I make so many of them! 😉 I can’t imagine what it would be like not to have swarms of bees. It am so glad you saw some spring bees. What a hopeful sign!
Those flowers with the squiggles are amazing!!!
They are engineering marvels aren’t they! They fascinate me~
They really are.
Passionflowers are exotic and beautiful! Love your captures, Cindy! Always happy to see bees, beautiful details, especially the first one! 🙂
Passion Flowers are great for photos aren’t they! They have so much detail. This is the first time I saw the interior dots! Bees are so pretty close up~
I’ve heard of passionfruit but never tried it. In fact, I had no idea it grew like that! Thanks for educating me this morning. You’ve got some great shots here, Cindy — you must not have worn perfume or those furrbees would have been on you instead of these lavender beauties, ha!
The scent of the flowers is intoxicating and the bees completely ignore me! They are on a nectar high!
How kind! Thank you~
Lovely lavenders! Your photos are really outstanding, Cindy. 🙂
I am honored! So thoughtful~ <3 <3
Passion flowers are downright weird, pretty but weird. Our Lavender isn’t blooming yet but the bees love it when it does. –Curt
Some people don’t like Passion Flowers much but I am amazed by how high tech they are! They are techy flowers….. 😉
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.
The tools make a huge difference. I now have a Sony HX400 which has up to a 1200mm equivalent lens. It’s stability is even more refined than the HX300 which I was using until about a month ago. Thanks for asking~
Thanks for sharing the info but it is your talent that comes through loud and clear!
Absolutely lovely, Cindy I haven’t seen any flowers ,bees or robins here yet. But Spring will get here soon.
It will and when it does, it will be remarkable! <3
Great pictures. I love sitting (well gardening, sitting is rare) near lavender in summer, just to hear the humming.
Yes, of both bees and hummingbirds! Quite the duet. And when the bumble bees and carpenter bees join in, we have a symphony!
Bees are our hope! I’ve read sometime ago if bees disappeare Life on Earth is over. Your pictures are promising because the flowers and bees are still with us! Life is still Beautiful!
Yes they are varying estimates about how long we could survive without bees. Not long is the basic answer~
This looks so cool 🙂
Yay! Cool is, welll….cool! 🙂
it’s beautiful but I just felt like using a different word for it today 🙂
Stunning photos 🙂
thank you, I can smell the perfumed scents in my imagination.
Isn’t that wonderful that our brains do that! Cheers to you Antionette~ <3
yes, and it’s so calming.
Beautiful pictures, Cindy! The passion flower is one of my favorites 🙂
Yes, mine too! Remarkably intricate flowers~
I used to have two vines that covered 15 feet of the fence bordering my backyard. So much beauty in these plants! Great shots, thanks for sharing 🙂
Beautiful! No flowers here, yet! Waiting for the buds on the trees
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
The pictures are superb. I am so ready for spring. I saw something green popping out of the ground in our flowerbed :-).
Wooo Hoooo! Spring is springing. Green means more green, soon! 🙂
Absolutely fabulous shots! The bees are loving those pretty flowers!
And I am loving them both! So glad you are too~ <3
Mother Nature is~ <3
Great images Cindy! The passion flower is as gorgeous as the fruit is delicious!
Love that you love the passion flower, some people don’t. I love your ospreys, and btb, they are your ospreys. Lucky birds! <3 <3
Liebe Cindy einfach wunderschöne Fotos toll einen glücklichen Donnerstag wünscht dir Klaus in Freundschaft
Guten Tag Klaus und vielen, vielen dank mein Freund! <3
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Oh, you are so thoughtful and appreciated! Thank you for your kindness my friend~ <3
Your pictures are simply sensational. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
Thank you more for your kind appreciation~ <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!
Sounds perfectly heavenly! <3
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!
They are odd, but so fascinating when you see them, as a gifted photographer, I know you couldn’t resist taking photos of them~
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.
There is just something so right and peaceful about a garden full of buzzing bees~
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! 😉
love the passion flowers 🙂
Yay! Some people don’t~
and the bees 🙂
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!!!!
Welcome and nice to meet you! I bet it would make an impressive shirt. I have never seen a passion flower in fabric but it is a great idea. I use the sony HX400. Love it!
Amazing photos, detail is so crisp.
These are such wonderful shots.
Awwwww, you are very kind!
Oh Cindy, what stunning photos! Just gorgeous.
Have lovely of you to say and most motivating too! Thanks Lisa & cheers to you~
flowers in hair, funny plush
Happy you enjoyed and cheers to you!
I liked your blog a lot. Congratulations! I hardly communicate in English because I’m Spanish and my English level is low 🙁
Bienvenido! Hablo espanol y necesito practicar mi escritura así que esto es bueno para mí! Gracias por sus amables comentarios y tener un gran día~ <3
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! 😀 <3
I just got the HX400. It is a remarkable camera and quite reasonably priced. I want you to get one! You will love it and take awesome pics!
And so you tempt with me with a new camera! sigh… I just don’t know if I would have the patience to always be fiddling with the settings when I wanted to take a photo. By the time I got it figured out, the moment would be gone! HA!
Well if I can’t convince you to go on vacation, I can at least try and convince you to get a camera. You are a talented photographer~
Wow Cindy these photos are stunning beautiful 😀
Awwww, you are nice blogging friend! <3
The Holler is in fine shape by the looks of things! 🙂
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.
That’s very sad. Your photos give the impression of thriving life and vitality against all the environmental odds. It’s a real shame.
Still so much beauty, but sad trees nearby too! <3
einfach nur schön, genieße den Tag, Klaus
Guten Tag und vielen danke mein Freund Klaus!
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.
Bees are smart because they prefer lavender! Like you, I love it too~
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!
With friends like you, I will never stop blogging! <3 <3
This was such a special reply, Cindy! Hope you have a wonderful family Easter celebration! xox
Visa versa 2 U X 2! <3 <3
Amusing and beautiful!
Cheers to you my friend and thank you too!
Beautiful Pictures, thank you very much and happy weekend Cindy….💗💗💗
Happy week to you my friend and thank you too!
I’ve heard of the “birds and the bees”. I did not realize there are “bird (size) bees” !! Great work–freaky flowers, too. Like a gift box exploded. 🙂 🙂
You have me laughing AGAIN! I would love to be with you at a dinner party. I actually would enjoy it!
My favorite flowers Lavender and Passiflora, beautiful thanks 😉
I am very glad I posted and you visited! Cheers to you & thank you~
A real feast for the eyes your deligtful post Cindy!The Passion flowers are incredibly detailed 🙂
Aren’t they intricate flowers! The detail is amazing. Thank you my friend and cheers to you~
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…
Awwwww, you are so thoughtful & very appreciated my most talented friend. Happy spring!
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~ <3
Shared your Passion here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/278026976972519434/ Merci Love!
Awwww, so nice and I am only back to wifi now to see this! Thank you~
OH wow stunning! I love these! That Passion flower is stunning sweet Cindy! <3
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