Tag: bees

28/04/18. Bees in the acacia, crickets, orioles and more; dawn at Whitewater Draw, Arizona.

Sitting next to an acacia in full bloom; facing west towards a dried section of the Draw, close to the owl roost.   The air is full of the sound of bees, hard at work on the acacia with its full and heavy yellow flowers.   Through the acacia and other trees the crickets add ...

18/04/18. Anahuac. Sunset at the Skillern Tract.

On the bridge at Skillern Tract, with groups of birds flying in for the evening. An early evening chorus of jumping fish, alligators, birds and bees; and the occasional clang of something mysterious against the metal bridge supports. I watched a beautiful green heron land into the reeds; a few alligators catching the last rays ...

22/6/17. Early summer morning at Montali

It’s very cold here in Cumbria today; the ground is covered in snow and there is a strong icy wind from the east.   A good time to post something from last summer. Last June we visited a wonderful vegetarian country house called Montali, near Perugia.  An extraordinarily relaxing and friendly place.  And the food ...