Awwww, the Carpenter Bee πŸ’œ

I buzz around and move so fast it’s hard to snap my photo.
So when I land you better be fast!
And you may think, at first glance, that I’m dull and black.
But look closely and you will see me shimmer with hints of pinks and purples!
Now I can be a bit destructive because I love to burrow into wood. And one of my predators, the woodpecker, can do additional damage as he digs for me in the wood with his strong beak!
However, I am a big bee and I have very strong thoracic muscles so I can really stir up the pollen.
I am great for pollinating vegetable flowers!
And I think I am quite beautiful against the green and purple flowers.

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”
~ Allen Klein

16 Comments Add yours

  1. So pretty, and such an inspiring quote. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I just love adding quotes! 😊

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  2. Just Teri says:

    Fun and informative post on carpenter bees Lisa. Of course brought to life with amazing shots!

    Love the quote – we may not be able to control everything in our world but, truly, we can color what’s in it! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you! I almost didn’t post this little guy, but I thought the black, purple and green were so pretty. And my goal is to learn a little something along the way 😁


  3. lolaWi says:

    delightful post, Lisa! great shot and lovely quote! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Our sun is quite hot, but it sure brightens up a photo!


  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful captures! Thank you for the information. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Amy! I learned a couple of new things about Carpenter Bees 😊


  5. I love all the pastels surrounding the beautiful bee, wonderful, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you! He was a hard sucker to capture!

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  6. Lovely verse from the heart, Lisa! Fabulous photos of this amazing bee! I feel the joy beaming from this post! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Peter! I almost didn’t post him. But, I just loved these photos! And then I got a little creative. 😁

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      1. I am really pleased you did post it, Lisa! I don’t see many carpenter bees around here, so that was a real treat for me πŸ™‚

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  7. Naomi says:

    It’s easy to see why this guy is such a great pollinator! Plus, it looks like he is enjoying himself! Wonderful shots!

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    1. Thank you! πŸ€—


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