DORSET BEES, WILD HONEY & A RED SUNSET


GETTING TO GRIPS WITH A CANTERBURY BELLDorest Bees July 13 1

IF THE CAP FITS…Dorest Bees July 13 2

WHAT ARE THESE ‘HOVER-WASP’ GUYS CALLED?Dorest Bees July 13 3 Dorest Bees July 13I only noticed the gleaming gold thorax after downloading the photos

WILD BEES IN A WOODPECKER NEST BOX, ABACO, BAHAMASDelphi Wild Bees 2 Delphi Wild Bees 1

This year we had West Indian Woodpeckers using 2 nest boxes under the eaves.This successfully diverts them from drilling into the woodwork of the building. They raised two families this season, with 3 chicks fledging each time. Another nest box on a tree in the drive was not to their liking, and was quickly colonised by wild bees. The nearest small apiary – there are only two I know of on an island 120 miles long – is 15 miles away. These bees will never have known the luxury of a hive. I doubt they’d need or want it…

I photographed this sunset from our garden in Dorset a couple of evenings ago. In reality it was more dark pink than red, but by simply zooming directly at it the colour was altered dramatically. The second image is a simple crop of another photo taken seconds later, as the banding became clearer as the sun sunk below the horizon. It looks more like a planet. [NB No P/shop]
Dorset Sunset July 2 Dorset Sunset July 13

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MIDSUMMER SUNSET, DORSET (FROM THE ORIGINAL…)


Dorset Midsummer Sunset 1a - 2 Dorset Midsummer Sunset 2a - 1

THE NEEDLES, ISLE OF WIGHT


THE NEEDLES, IOW – A COUPLE OF CONVENTIONAL TOURISTY SHOTSNeedles IoW 1 Needles IoW 2

LESS CONVENTIONAL EVENING SHOTS (nb unmodified images – no P/Shop!**)Needles IoW 3 Needles IoW 4 Needles IoW 5** and no sepia filter, in case you were wondering…

SUNDOWN


CALENZANO, ITALY     

ABER DRAW, PEMBROKESHIRE

PENTYR, CWMDU, POWYS

PIER 6, BATTERY PARK NYC

BATTERY PARK NYC     

LAKE GARDA, ITALY