25 - Bee-25 Bomber

25 - Bee-25 Bomber

Week 25 - Monday 6/19 to Sunday 6/25

Both the cactus flowers and the bees are back. A record bloom this year! Instead of the usual four to six buds, we counted thirty-four in various stages of development this week. Not sure if there's a cause and effect relationship, but the cactus fell over in its pot a while ago and bruised its side pretty badly. Did this trigger a survival response with a huge increase in flowering? Unknown. Whatever the reason, there have been six huge, one-day-only blooms so far and more poised for their moment in the spotlight. A great reason to drag out the old 100mm macro lens and intrude on the world of the small. I hope the bee enjoyed that drop of nectar from our organic bee feeder.