I was putting out bird seed today and became aware of a sound I haven't heard in a while - that wonderful summer sound of gently buzzing bees.
I was standing by the Savannah holly in the Bird Bath Garden and looked down to see it covered in little blooms which were being visited by three or four bees.
I got this photo of one of them (you can click on the photo for a larger view).
I'm not up on my bees, so I'm not sure if it's a honey bee or something else. But whichever type it is, it's very welcome in our garden. And it can invite it's friends too -- enter and pollinate!
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.