Monday, May 04, 2009

Photo O' the Day: Bumble Bumble

I have a particular affinity for bumble bees. Once as a wee little tot I erroneously believed that bumble bees were incapable of stinging and spent several hours catching the critters with my hands. Have you ever done that? Made a cage with your hands and then put your eye up to the space made between your thumbs in order to get a peek at your prisoner? What a fearful sight for the critter.
This bumble bee was sitting at the base of our large leaf maple and I moved her up to higher ground as Bailey tends to tread pretty heavily around the base of the tree, thanks to the maple's raccoon inhabitants.