I've been studying a Bumble Bee today. Fascinating creatures - they are very hard working and they seem to be able to carry tremendously heavy loads. Just look at it - coming in from the left - aiming for one of my favourite roses:
It must be heaven, if you're a Bumble Bee, to be able to swim in golden pollen...
The Bumble Bee seems to want more and more. And who am I to blame it? Wouldn't I also want to get more and more of the golden treasure if I could?
Finally, the load is so heavy the Bumble Bee needs to fly away to unload.
The Rose on the pictures is one of my favourites. It's a modern shrub rose, which blooms throughout the summer. I've lerned that it's a seedling from the rambler Francis E Lester, called Lyda Rose. The hybridizer, Kleine Lettunich, named it for her daughter. Since it's an American hybride, I guess it's quite common in the States, but it's hard to get here in Sweden. I bought mine from England, and I'm so glad I did - it's a darling!
Take care! /Katarina