Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Passion for Pollen


I am always pleased each year when the Cosmos begin to bloom. It is the classic summer flower!



This bee looked to be quite smitten with this pink Cosmos bloom, and was tightly hugging the center of the flower. :-)


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The family reunion is over, and it went beautifully. We have spent some time this week at our favorite campground upriver, in our very favorite campsite, on a bend of the river.....with the sound of rushing water relaxing us in the day and lulling us to sleep at night. It has been wonderful therapy, after some very busy weeks!


14 comments:

Cat said...

Once again a picture is almost as good as a visit to your garden. It is magnificent to see God's creation at work! And your relaxing sounds simply divine.

O.I.M said...

beautiful picture. I planted cosmos for the first time this summer. they are lovely with their airy foliage and delicate blooms. they will likely become a permanent fixture in the garden. So easy to grow and so eager to bloom.
Cheers.
irena

Me said...

It is almost like he is sitting on a golden globe of light - beautiful photo...

Beth said...
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Beth said...

Great photos Connie. I love my cosmos too. They require little to no maintenance and always look "friendly" in the garden. I'm definitely planting them again.

Eve said...

A very nice flower and so forgiving. It sounds like you are really getting back to nature.

ChrisND said...

Looks like a bee hug! I just noticed our cosmos began to bloom over the weekend...maybe the bees will visit them.

Marie said...

If you come to Norway someday you must visit me for a cup of coffie :)

Rhonda said...

Connie,
Wanted to let you know that I've tagged you on my blog. Also, I adore Cosmos...I love the bee photo..he seems so happy. I'm glad your reunion was a good one and you got some rest.

gardenpath said...

I grew dwarf cosmos this year for the first time in a long while. I agree, they are nice. And come in so many colors now. That bee looks happy!

Miranda Bell said...

That is such a beautiful picture Connie - glad you're managing some time for some R&R - the place you describe sounds just idyllic... I could do with some of that right now! Enjoy... MIranda

Daisy said...

My allergies are horrendous, but that bee makes pollen look SO good! Nice picture!!!

Kylee said...

I grew white Cosmos this year, mixed in with 'Envy' zinnias, which are green. They have just started blooming last week.

I also grew Cosmos sulphureus, which is always amazing. I love Cosmos!

The Hunky Gardener said...

My double click cosmos just started blooming. It's cool. Have you heard the buzz about the disappearing bee population? I wrote about it on my blog.