06-22-2013, 05:28 PM
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First 'Becky' Shasta Daisy flower of the year



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First Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' ox-eye flower of the year



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First Purple Coneflower flower of the year



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First Easter Lily flower of the year -- Wife's Easter Lily, 2011 Mother's Day present from her mum



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First Daylily 'Baby Betsy' flower of the year



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Daylily 'Chicago Apache'



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Beautiful bright golden-orange corbicula (pollen basket) on a bumblebee (I think)



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Solitary Andrenid Bee (I think) on Butterfly Weed

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 06-22-2013, 06:01 PM
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Beautiful photos, Mike! Smile

I wish I had even rudimentary gardening skills ... Sad

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 06-22-2013, 07:05 PM
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Beautiful Mike! It's nice to see the rewards of your hard workSmile

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 06-22-2013, 09:14 PM
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Great pics, Mike! Biggrin

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 06-23-2013, 12:55 AM
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As always, Mike, it's a treat to see the progress you make in your garden and with your beautiful plants. Thank you for sharing the photographs. Smile

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 06-24-2013, 10:51 AM
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Thank you gents for the kind words Smile

Though Mother Nature must take the credit, my input is minimal...

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Large dramatic flower, deep red with golden yellow throat -- Daylily 'Ruby Spider'



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Large dramatic flower, deep red with golden yellow throat -- Daylily 'Ruby Spider'

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 06-26-2013, 09:18 AM
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'Bravado' Eastern Purple Coneflower



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Purple Coneflower



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Easter Lily -- Wife's Easter Lily, 2011 Mother's Day present from her mum



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Daylily 'Ruby Spider' with Daylily 'Baby Betsy' in the background

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 06-26-2013, 10:26 AM
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Nature's finest. They are incredibly beautiful Mike and you are a great photographer.

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 07-01-2013, 11:14 AM
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Jerry, you're too kind Blush

Below couple of images taken on my camera phone, Beta son (at least we are blaming him) has hidden the battery charger for our camera -- new one has been ordered...

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First Daylily 'Becky Lynn' flower of the year



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Eastern Bumblebee (I think) on Butterfly Weed

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 07-01-2013, 11:53 AM
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Wow, Mike, you must be every bumble bee's dream gardener. Thumbsup

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 07-01-2013, 12:24 PM
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Beautiful looking garden. Excellent photography work too.

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 07-01-2013, 05:22 PM
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Mike, I think you do all the work and mother nature just thanks you.

Lovely.

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 07-02-2013, 09:40 AM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Blush

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Daylily flowerbed



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Daylily flowerbed



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Daylily 'Becky Lynn' flower bud preparing to open -- camera phone captured the colours in an interesting way.

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 07-02-2013, 10:17 AM
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You have all these beautiful flowers, but the yard is very nice also. I love a thick lush green lawn.

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 07-02-2013, 10:21 AM
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All that hard work pays off Mike. And your camera work is brilliant.

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 07-02-2013, 01:49 PM
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Great pics, Mike Exclamation

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 07-09-2013, 09:47 AM
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Gents, thank you for the continued kind words Blush

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'Bravado' Eastern Purple Coneflower



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Purple Coneflower



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Eastern Bumblebee (I think) on 'Bravado' Eastern Purple Coneflower



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Eastern Bumblebee (I think) on 'Bravado' Eastern Purple Coneflower

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 07-09-2013, 11:23 AM
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Excellent, Mike. The photos of the bee on the flower are striking! Thank you for sharing them.

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 07-11-2013, 01:15 PM
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(07-09-2013, 11:23 AM)freddy Wrote: Excellent, Mike. The photos of the bee on the flower are striking! Thank you for sharing them.

Hi Freddy

Thank you Smile

Here's a couple more, taken this morning out in the back garden...

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Eastern Bumblebee (I think) covered in pollen on Purple Coneflower



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Eastern Bumblebee (I think) covered in pollen on Purple Coneflower

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 07-11-2013, 07:33 PM
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Gorgeous. I really like the way you captured the bees covered in pollen.

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