Bees!

On Sunday, a swarm of bees descended upon a small oak tree in our backyard.

I’ve never seen anything like this before.

Weighing down the oak tree branch

Weighing down the oak tree branch

A close up shot

A close up shot

From another angle

From another angle

These photos were taken from indoors, thanks to my camera’s 10X zoom. Whew.

Week Nineteen

Photos from the nineteenth week in the garden are up, spanning July 19-24, and have been tagged “Week Nineteen” in my Gardening 2010, Part Three album in my Picasa Web Albums. To see the original bed photos — in a slideshow from week to week — visit my Gardening 2010 photo album on Facebook.

This week, I captured a lot of wildlife in the backyard.

This, I believe, is the baby dove who was born in our backyard oak tree.

This, I believe, is the baby dove who was born in our backyard oak tree.

Week Nineteen

Week Nineteen

A moth hangs out on the carefree beauty rose

A moth hangs out on the carefree beauty rose

A Hungarian hot wax pepper plant given to me by Kim's Uncle Bennie

A Hungarian hot wax pepper plant given to me by Kim's Uncle Bennie

There's a ton of adolescent frogs back there, like this guy, who have grown up in the backyard. They hate it when I mow the lawn.

There's a ton of adolescent frogs back there, like this guy, who have grown up in the backyard. They hate it when I mow the lawn.