April 22, 2009

California Bees

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photo by Donald Kinney

I found this bee buzzing in the wild Lavender Winter Vetch (( thanks Adam )) out at China Camp on Sunday afternoon.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And yesterday this buzzer seemed to be having a delightful morning, as was I, at the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Gardens, in Strawberry Canyon above the campus.   It's quite a place...

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Oh, if you hadn't heard -- the University of Çalifornia at Berkeley has finally come to it's senses.   Just kidding, but they'll be replacing the tired old Cal-Bears with much busier sounding mascots -- the Cal-Bees.   Yuck, yuck...

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Sparkle Plenty said...

Hi, Donald! Hope you're havin' a good week. I love these pictures of bee-yootiful bees and I heartily approve of the change in mascot.

HEY! I really love that you check out condiment caddies (re: your previous post). I made the mistake of reading the news today (awful stories, all) and then I came over here to catch up and read your thing about condiment caddies. It cheered me up. I love it! Could you do a whole post with photos of different condiment caddies some time? Take care, SP

Adam R. Paul said...

The first photo is very pretty! It's Winter Vetch, an invasive non-native, however, rather than lavender.

AphotoAday said...

HI ADAM -- You know you're right! I was sort of scratching my head on that one -- I just make stuff up sometimes... --Counting on you guys to straighten me out (good luck)...

AND HI SPARKLE -- You always sparkle up my day too...

Tomate Farcie said...

I like the shot of the Berkeley space needle with San Francisco in the back. You wouldn't have been to get that shot today or yesterday, though, it's back to foggy and overcast weather.

Tomate Farcie said...

By the way, I also really like the first shot with the blurry edges for some reason. Probably the colors and the composition.

And you know I didn't say anything yesterday, but I do, too, think it's pretty cool that you check the condiments caddy. Hey, somebody's gotta do it (and it makes very interesting shots).

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