The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Joanie's plum tree

 My friend Joan's plum tree

Looking up from below

Trying to photograph the bees with no luck

My friend Joan invited me to see her plum tree this morning in all its glory. It was an especially good year but, because it has been so hot this week, the show will be more fleeting than usual. It is loaded with blossoms and teeming with bees. You can literally hear them swarming and smell the intoxicating perfume wafting throughout her yard. Joan's husband, Jon, was napping under the tree yesterday and several bees fell on him. Joan thinks they were so heavy with nectar that they couldn't keep themselves in the air. I have to think, judging from the abundance of flowers, she is probably right.



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