Silent Sunday

Honeybee on Aster

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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38 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. MK says:

    I like how you made the blue foreground framed by the yellow background. And of course I like the cheerfulness of it.

  2. So pretty πŸ€πŸŒΈ

  3. naturebackin says:

    What an exquisite blue and lovely light.

  4. Alice Pratt says:

    Lovely coloring and perfect lighting and fortunate Honeybee.

  5. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous! The yellow background is the golden rod?

  6. What a fantastic print this would make!

  7. Laurie Graves says:

    So nice! It’s a keepah, as we would say in Maine. πŸ˜‰

  8. Kris P says:

    Pretty pic! I noticed your masthead with that perfect yellow mushroom too.

  9. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Ooooh, beautiful autumnal light with your lovely aster:-)

  10. Val Boyko says:

    Asters and honey bees … perfect together. Do you recommend a particular kind of aster Eliza? We are planning to add a bee garden for next year. 🐝

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Bees love all asters, mine are covered with them. The wild ones esp.
      Recently, I learned from a beekeeper that too much aster honey can weaken the hive as it requires more midwinter ‘cleaning’ trips out of the hive. The big surprise was that invasive knotweed is a topnotch honey for them. So there’s some good news
      about it, not that I’d EVER recommend planting it!
      A bee garden sounds wonderful. Some suggestions: First flowers are important when they are really hungry after winter… snowdrops, eranthis and snow crocus. Alliums are popular, as are globe thistle, eryngium, and herbs. Sunflowers (Helianthus) both annual and perennial. Physalis, a self-sowing annual.

  11. This is one of your most artistic pieces!

  12. Love the asters this time of year! Beautiful shot

  13. Vinterblomst says:

    Great shot! Your blog is very inspiring β˜ΊπŸ‘

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