Up and Away

Judy took this series of photos of bees on the Tithonia. Here are three I particularly like.

2014-07-04 16.28.06 bee on Tithonia

 

One thing about this picture is that it shows very clearly what a composite flower is. What looks like one flower is really a bundle of flowers – you can even see the tiny pistils in each.

Commencing takeoff!
Commencing takeoff!

 

And away we go!
And away we go!

So today I arrived in Portland, Oregon, to attend the Garden Bloggers’ Fling. Looks like the organizers have done an outstanding job with the itinerary they’ve put together, which includes public gardens as well as some private gardens I’ve wanted to see in person for a long time. I may post a picture or two but I don’t think I’ll be doing any full posts until next week. I’m going to try to hoard my photos until there isn’t much happening in the garden.

Unfortunately, Judy doesn’t arrive until Friday night so I will have to take all the pictures until then, so there will be a temporary decline in the quality of photographs.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

15 Comments on “Up and Away”

  1. Isn’ t that Tithonia called ‘ The Torch’? What an appropriate name for it. As usual wonderful photos. Inspired by the photos on yours and other blogs with great photos I have bought a new camera. But it is a bit scary wondering if I will be able to master all it can do. I wish I could borrow Judy for a week’ s tutorial.
    Have a great fling. It sounds like fun.

  2. I shall look forward to whatever photos you show us Jason, and wish you a great time. Love the photos of the bee on your tithonia, which is a gorgeous colour. These flings sound like a brilliant idea… would be nice if someone started something similar in Europe…

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