Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bumble Berries

Bumble Berries

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I don't think it's my imagination that the blackberry bushes around Seattle are blooming a bit late this year, so berries will form and ripen later in the season than usual. This proved true for the recent local Tulip Festival and for the Strawberry Festival, both going forward as scheduled but with little to no flowers or fruit on opening day. I noticed my nieghbors planting veggies much later, too, due to the prolonged winter-like weather all through spring. I've only seen one honey bee in our garden, mostly various types of bumble bees, like this little guy, or wasps. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone in the US heartland affected by the severe storms and record flooding. Local farmers and home owners here had to cope with that the past two years and know what a hardship people are facing. Hope wherever you are that you can enjoy a Saturday outdoors in the sunshine!

7 comments:

Piobaireachd said...

It's not your imagination. We are about three weeks late on some of the nectar flows. This is the latest I've had to feed my bee hives in a long time. Hopefully the blackberries will start soon!

D said...

Great picture! Bees - and other meanies- have been buzzing here for weeks! Summer in the south starts earlier every year it seems.
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Happy Weekend!

Marcel said...

A great photo. I hope you have a good weekend too.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

A fantastic shot!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is happy to read that his blogosphere friends in Seattle are finally getting a break in the weather.

Very nice garden shot, Kim!

lavenderlady said...

What a wonderful catch! Yes, everything will be much later this year. Our strawberries are another week before they have u-pick open.

Benjamin Madison said...

Beautiful capture of this busy bumblebee and my favorite of all berries.