2.7.18

Happy bees, bumblebees …



The other day I found this in my little garden. Suddenly, this tree was full of flowers, big flowers…
… and a few hundred still preparing to “explode”. I will have flowers for many days to come! By the way, anybody know the name of this tree?
I got an immediate answer from Lyliane: Hibiscus syriacus. Thanks!! "Rose of Sharon, Syrian Ketmia, Rose Mallow, Mugunghwa, Guimauve en Arbre..."

When you look closer at these flowers, you would imagine that if you were a bee or a bumblebee or… 

I tried to get some photos when they were flying in, but it's not easy..

So, they arrived in great number and seemed quite exited, from early morning to late evening! Where do they go to sleep? Any hives in the neighbourhood? Probably - they are all over Paris nowadays.








7 comments:

lyliane said...

Merci

lyliane said...

Tu as de la chance d'avoir encore des abeilles à Paris, ici à la campagne elles ont disparues, ainsi que les coccinelles,les libellules et autres pucerons, trop de glyphosate dans les champs. Je vois la différence en 20 ans, avant elles colonisaient mon chèvrefeuille et ma mare pour boire. C'est une catastrophe !!

Maria Russell said...


Are those beautiful bees working full time all over Paris?
Maybe they know better than anyone that such a divine city is not in a tropical or subtropical area on the map? That because of its summers being so short, they do not have much time to do the work that nature assigned them?
Maybe the bees are so excited (like us tourists) to be in such a place? Maybe they're flying around your beautiful garden to the rhythm of "Volare"?

Divinas fotos Peter. Muchisimas gracias.

"Volare"
Music and lyrics by Domenico Modugno (looking at you, Dean Martin)

http://youtu.be/t4IjJav7xbg

Jeanie said...

How beautiful, Peter! What a gift, such loveliness.

Thérèse said...

Gorgées, elles sont gorgées!!!

Studio at the Farm said...

That is a gorgeous hibiscus, Peter! And I am happy to read about all the bees making an appearance :)

Kathryn

ardent gardener said...

You are blessed to have the bees. Here in Pennsylvania so few this year due to Total Hive Collapse Disease. Walk down to the bee hives in Luxembourg Garden or at Hermes on the roof. Paris is so hospitable to these important pollinators. Lucky you!