Friday, September 5, 2014

Bubble Bee

 ‘Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.’  -  Mary Kay Ash

This bee’s round little body doesn’t look like he was created for flying, but he does look cute with his skinny legs dangling as he maneuvers from flower to flower.  I am glad no one has ever told the bumble bees they aren’t suppose to fly, think of all the flowers that wouldn’t be pollinated if they did. 

Bumble bees are so intent on gathering pollen they end up doing the impossible.  Sheer determination and will power get the bee off and flying.   Desire, drive, determination, I need to take some lessons from the bumble bee.

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.  My images are textured with Kim’s texture 99.  My Finds this week are a sunflower field full of bees (and many other insects) and the thought that maybe I shouldn’t worry how impossible something may seem.   If my desire and determination are as great as a bumble bee’s nothing can stop me…

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Love all your bees Michelle, and the little skinny legs. Never thought about it but you are right I to wonder how he can fly with that much weight around the middle. Love those sunflowers. Awesome yellow.

  2. So true - a bumblebee does not look like it should be flying ;) Your sunflower images are stunning - especially the last one!

  3. Oh, how exquisite: bumble bees and sunflowers, two things I love! :)
    Sunflowers are my all time favorite, they are so cheerful and you captured them beautifully, Michelle!
    Bumble bees have always fascinated me, since when (in school) my teacher said that the laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumble bee should not be able to fly, as it does not have the required capacity in terms of wing area or flapping speed.
    Have a happy weekend ahead, and thanks for sharing your cheerful and beautifully textured images.

  4. Love the photos- and the thoughts about bees. Beautiful sunflowers! Great Friday Find!

  5. Michelle, these are so fabulous and bravo on capturing him in flight.

  6. Love the desaturated soft look on your photos and how awesome you found a lot of bees. I didn't see very many bees when I was out shooting your local field. Have a fabulous weekend!

  7. Michelle, Your photos match you - glorious sunshine. What wonderful timing to capture that bee in mid-air streaming toward the flower. Your images today are my favorite kinds - those with nature that are are carefully composed as to tell a story and not simply document. I can picture you in that field of flowers, heart aflutter, as you take the pictures you were meant to take.

  8. Bright and sunny your images brighten my day, thanks so much for the lift..

  9. love, love, LOVE that top photo! Gorgeous!

  10. I dont know which one is my favorite today Michelle!
    All of them make so happy!
    I love sunflorwers and bumble bees too.
    I wish I plant these in my garden this year.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  11. Thanks for the reminder of Mary Kay Ash. I sold Mary Kay a long time ago, if was interesting. Love Bumble bees.

  12. Bees are so much fun to watch, almost mesmerizing. Love how you managed to capture one in mid flight with such detail. I also appreciate your closing sentiments. Something I need to keep in mind as I struggle through each week.

  13. The dreamy texture here is so pleasing! We had a sort of "bee" week ourselves.. I must go look at Kim's texture 99 I really love it!

  14. Such a sunny color of your flower! Great catch with the bee.

  15. I never thought about bees that way ...
    Great captures, Michelle !
    Love the warm and bright colors ... it makes me happy !
    Have a nice week,