Kim and I have one especially prolific garden bed right now.
It is overflowing with coreopsis, lychnis coronaria, black eyed susans, ratibida columnifera, larkspur, yarrow, and white and pink sweet peas.
So Kim and I hang around and participate in another favorite pastime of ours; photography.
There were two bumble bees buzzing around that afternoon. It was the pink sweet peas to which the insects swarmed.
Click on the pics to really see them up close.
I never thought of bumble bees as having tongues. But you can just make it out in the photo below.
Kim likes to shoot from a distance for that great depth of field which blurs the background nicely.
I enjoy the close ups my little point and shoot camera offers.
You can just make out the dragonfly in the photo below.
I think it is a Twelve Spotted Skimmer. Probably female.
Anyway, it was fun. Hope you're enjoying your summer!