I couldn't get a photo of this honeybee on the rose flower at the top of this picture before it flew away but it came back to the lower flower.
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While the first bee was still inside the center of the rose, a second bee flew in.
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I've seen these purple flowers on other walks but I'm not tired of them yet.
Neither are the bees!
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I'm always impressed that bees can hang on upside down.
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This flower was withering but still attractive to the bee.
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Another of the pretty purple flowers. I don't know what the small brown object is.
Lots of bees today.
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I spotted a brown object on the next flower and thought "Aha, it not a bee! Perhaps a different insect." On my PC, I could see that it's just some debris.
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A group of roses attracted me for the color variation on the flowers.
None of the flowers had a perfect shape or a perfect background behind them but I could appreciate the colors.
Then I encountered this very orange rose. Appealing in a different way.
These flowers are popular in our neighborhood. I'm not complaining.
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The intense colors of these flowers catch my eye from 50 feet away. Yellow in bright sun and orange in the shade.
The columbines were 10 feet or more from the sidewalk where I stood. I've tried to photograph them before with less success.