White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer in New England, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


White Horse Beach looking north. "Flag Rock" is visible in the water at center.

White Horse Beach looking south. Manomet Point is in the distance.

The globe thistle is a spectacular metallic blue perennial summer plant.  Looks like blue fireworks.


The individual shoots begin to bloom and then the bumble bees just love to visit......

Ever notice sometimes a big colored lump on a bumble bee's leg?

Bumble bees have a great feature for when they are collecting pollen. They have little "pollen baskets" on each of the two rear legs into which they pack the pollen until they have a full load.  You can see that feature very clearly in the above photos. And  we humans think we're so smart with our backpacks, fanny packs, shoulder packs, etc........  The humble bumble bee, who has some challenges flying anyway, seems to do pretty well even carrying full pollen baskets big as Harley-Davidson saddle bags. 

2 comments:

  1. Amazing photos! What kind of camera did you use to shoot the bee?

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    1. It's a Sony Cybershot point-and-shoot.

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