The “bee’s knees” and bumblebee butts. #Wordless Wednesday #Wildlife Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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31 Responses to The “bee’s knees” and bumblebee butts. #Wordless Wednesday #Wildlife Wednesday

  1. bekitschig says:

    Kudos for your patience …

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  2. I’ve never actually looked at bee’s knees before! Amazing!

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  3. Great photos! I’ve never had much luck capturing bees on camera… Well done!

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  4. Sarah ODell says:

    These are beautiful photos!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Sabine! This was all at one garden near my home. Now if the hummingbird(s) would just cooperate!

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      • To photograph hummingbirds I recommend bringing a chair, a freshly charged battery, lots of space on your memory card and patience! 😉

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Ha ha – well your photos of the hummingbird were just perfect in my opinion. I have to get out and just wait on the “arrival” in the morning and do nothing else – that will be next Summer. I have to have a good background and the house is small as is the garden and the chain-link fence is not a good background look. Many times I was putting out fresh sugar water and the hummingbird saw me and zoomed over while I was swapping out the feeders. She saw me take away the feeders and bring out new ones. I got four to be able to thoroughly clean two at a time. So the feeder was only gone a half-minute before I put the fresh one out. I know the old sugar water was not cloudy or old. So, of course she came over while I had stuff in my hands, or they were wet. 🙂

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  5. Laurie says:

    Beautiful close-ups of bees and flowers, Linda! My bartending son just just made up a fancy drink that he called Bees Knees. I haven’t tried it yet.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Laurie. I believe that is purple Loosestrife and I know it is orange Lantana – loved by both the bees and the butterflies in this volunteer garden. Well that’s a fun drink title … I wonder if it is sweet like honey or yellow and a dark color like a bee that prompted the name? I struggled on whether to put quotes around Bee’s Knees or not in the title – not everyone knows that expression, but bees do have knees … fuzzy ones!

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  6. Sandra J says:

    Beautiful photos Linda, I just got to your site this evening. I loved seeing the bees on all the colorful flowers. 🙂

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks Sandra – I am glad you liked them. I was able to get close up and hone in on those bees – they were so busy they didn’t even notice me! I believe the purple flower is Loosestrife and the I know the orange is Lantana (same flower as the butterflies shots). I was late getting here to WP tonight and am two days behind in Reader. The weekend chores put me behind and I’m still trying to catch up.

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  7. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………you are so clever……………………….how did you come up with the title: “bee’s knees and bumblebee butts”???…………………………I am enjoying your keen vision!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Hi Ann Marie – I always liked that old expression about being “the bee’s knees” if someone or something was special, so I had those close-ups of the bees and thought it would be fun to write “the bee’s knees” and I discovered a few bumblebee butts when I got home and reviewed the pictures – so a title was created! I am glad you are enjoying these fun posts.

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  8. I think when you retire you should become a photographer! Linda these are amazing pictures!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Diane! I was lucky that the bees were so busy in the flowers that they didn’t notice me – it was like the butterfly pictures on those orange Lantana – I was standing right there and it didn’t faze the butterflies in the least!

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  9. Sartenada says:

    Terrific photos Linda. Thank you sharing them.

    Have a great day!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Matti – glad you liked them. There is an expression here called “the bee’s knees” meaning an admired thing (as in person, item) … it is an older expression that you don’t see/hear anymore. I assume bees have knees though. You enjoy your Friday Matti.

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  10. Ron Walker says:

    Fantastic photography. I am envious of your skill. Simply wonderful.

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  11. Erwin Foo says:

    Beautiful bees photo! Thank you for the sharing 🙂

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  12. J P says:

    Lovely photos, as always.

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