Tuesday, June 7, 2011

blue garden flowers, roses and busy little bees

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the cool thing about having perennials in your garden is being surprised when they come back even prettier than they were the year before. these two bees were actually so tiny I barely noticed them at first. the macro makes them appear so much bigger in this close up. does anyone know what the purpley blue flower is? I've only had them a couple of years and the name escapes me!
to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". a big thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, and sylvia.   
Busy-Bees-Pollinating-Spring-Roses

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, beautiful colors and terrific captures, Lily! Gardens are wonderful aren't they? Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kitty said...

very sweet images, Lily. I like the top one quite a bit.
Great detail and depth of field.
hooray!

Kay L. Davies said...

Just lovely, although I don't know very many flowers on a first name basis. ;o)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely flowers Lily, I do know the first one but can't quite remember it's name.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Penstemon?

Thérèse said...

A kind of salvia perhaps? We had them in California. The light on the flowers is very nice.

Babzy said...

lovely shots :)

KaHolly said...

Quite lovely!! I can't wait until our flowers grow! It would be nice to see some leaves on the trees, too! ~karen

Daryl said...

I think they are Statis .. nope, I Googled Statis and they arent them. Salvia ... Google that and look at the pix, I believe thats what they are .. and an excellent macro, love the DOF

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous! That first one is magical.

Linda said...

I think it's a penstemon. Gorgeous blue.

Boonie S said...

My perennials worked twelve hour shifts, so I hardly ever saw them. It makes me appreciate your photos all the more.
I think that the Latin name for the purpley blue flower is Petalmus Purpulimus Blooimus. I hope that’s helpful.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Jenn Jilks said...

I love your photos. The yellow bike is cool, too. The flowers are pleasing!!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, the flowers are beautiful. Great macro shots.