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Not Snow

A blooming yarrow (Achillea millefolium) acts as a landing pad for a pollen laden bee.

Not Snow

A blooming yarrow (Achillea millefolium) acts as a landing pad for a pollen laden bee.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Mar 2013, 01:57
Beautiful image, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: You're too kind. Thank you.
Happy Bee! Lovely shot!
Mary MacADNski: Much obliged.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Mar 2013, 06:57
Great macro I can see the pollen on it
Mary MacADNski: It will be a polleny week.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Mar 2013, 07:12
very nice flower and the bee tops it off nicely
Mary MacADNski: You will see this wildflower in North America. Juan Carlos says it is in Europe too.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Mar 2013, 07:33
I bet he can hardly wait!
Mary MacADNski: The bees are enjoying their winter rest.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Mar 2013, 08:01
A pollen-laden bee is a happy bee!
Mary MacADNski: Absolutely. Been watching V's of geese flying north many times a day. Spring is coming and the bees and I will rejoice.
Very nice close up, roll on Summer.
Mary MacADNski: It is on it's usual path. Geese are flying north in large amounts this last week.
I like that Mary. Achilleas are very common here, history ties them to Achilles, his use of their medicinal properties...
Mary MacADNski: They are quite useful medicinally. I quite like it's scent though it is strong.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Mar 2013, 09:46
Not snow, indeed smile Those small flowers have amazing detail.
Mary MacADNski: A wildflower found in fields everywhere.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Mar 2013, 10:53
Yes, an image of spring - wonderful!
Mary MacADNski: It is more late summer here but I've posted enough snow and frost for a while. Had to make a change.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Mar 2013, 11:38
I can see the attraction for the bee. Looks a win win for the bee and the flower.
Mary MacADNski: Yarrow are strongly scented to draw the bee too.
  • Shannon
  • Canada
  • 11 Mar 2013, 13:59
What a superb capture Mary!!! I love that you can actually see the pollen on this little guy!!! smile
Mary MacADNski: You will see other pollen here this week.
Roll on spring!
Mary MacADNski: The geese are moving north. Spring follows them. We will get more winter weather for another month but not as often.
A very well caught nature shot Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, just a field flower, liked by bees but now cows.
Hopefully concrete evidence of a thaw on your side of the pond, or is it from the archives Mary?
Mary MacADNski: A late summer shot. We still have snow and will continue to get it for a while yet.
Hope springs eternal - and spring will come soon, we hope! Our area has mostly yellow yarrow, but the bees are just the same as yours, and they love the blossoms.
Mary MacADNski: We have mostly white and a bit of purpley-pink. I have some yellow in a garden.
A lovely summer shot Mary!
Mary MacADNski: It takes me back.
a really nice shot...
Mary MacADNski: I was getting tired of ice and snow shots.
Fine close-up, Mary.

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