Early Spring Bee Buffet

When picking up the mail earlier in the week (obviously not from today, since we’re still cloudy, cold, windy, and awaiting the snow level to drop just a BIT more) I noticed that the plant at the base of the mailbox has bloomed purple all over the place again.

It seems early, but there seems to be a lot of that going around the planet this year. I just remember from previous years that when these things bloom, the bees start showing up again.

I don’t know where they’ve been – do bees hibernate? Whatever. (I’m too tired to google it tonight.) They love these purple flowers and sure enough, there were a dozen or so flitting about.

If you look close enough I think I caught a couple of them sort of off of the center of the frame, but thery’re there.

Once or twice they would come up on the top and I would try to get the camera (iPhone) close enough to get a good picture. They didn’t like that.

I chose to leave them be. I’m sure they were hungry and cranky. And they have stingers. I know what I would do if I were hungry and cranky and have a stinger and some jerk kept sticking a huge phone in my business. I didn’t want to be a jerk. Or get stung.

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