March 30, 2012

Flowering Trees & Scary Bees

Since planting trees in our backyard last May, I’ve been looking forward to when they’d flower this spring.  Our trees, a semi-dwarf peach tree and flowering Cleveland pear tree, have grown a lot since we planted them last year and are still small, but they are flowering and beautiful right now!


I was taking these photos when I heard a buzzing above my head.  It was a fuzzy bumblebee!


Someone told me that the fuzzy bees don’t sting, but I don’t think that’s true. I was risky and got close to the bee but would jump back every time it moved to fly to another flower.  My neighbors must have thought I was nuts as I was twisting and turning to get out of the bee’s way while I snapped photos.  I was ducking all over the place and even stepped in dog poop as I was trying to avoid the sucker!


The pear tree is flowering too and thankfully I didn’t have anymore brushes with wildlife while trying to photograph it.


Spring is such a beautiful time of year!  I could do without the insect encounters though.  Are trees blooming in your neck of the woods?

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