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?