No Bees

My seasons of purple have been racing by without much notice on my part. I’ve been too busy to enjoy being at home. I’ve all but missed the lilac bushes that were in bloom for all of a week. The Lupin has come and gone.


Today, I blissfully had a day to myself at home. And my lavender is in full bloom. Yet, disturbingly, there are no bees. Typically, my row of lavender seems alive with the buzzing of bees. As I sat on the porch this afternoon – nothing. Birds flitted in and out of the yard. I spotted a wasp or two, but no bees. I don’t have a great flower garden, but there are other things in bloom.

maine bachelor buttons

Bachelor Buttons.

maine lady's mantle

Lady’s Mantle.

maine black eyed susans

A few Black-eyed Susans.

maine pea blossoms

Sugar Snap Peas.

maine purple petunias

And my pots and hanging baskets of Petunias.

Where are the bees? It’s most unusual.

maine pekin duck

Oh, and here’s Peep lounging among the blueberries – which are bearing fruit – so the pollinators must have been here at some point.

This entry was posted in and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to No Bees

  1. Karen Smith says:

    Living in the woods, I always struggle with the no bee problem. However this year I am seeing lots!

  2. Eveline Pos-Malkin says:

    I have many flowers as well and no bees. Lavenders,borage, scarlet runner beans and many more in my pollinator garden. It’s very disturbing
    I love the sound of bees and it’s gone

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Bog Brook Cove Bluff

A couple of years ago, Hannah and I hiked one of the Bog Brook Cove trails in Trescott. I remember discovering a lovely cove inhabited by seals at the end … Continue reading

sturgeon full moon Evening Walk on the Sunrise

Hannah and I both spent the day working. Come dinner time, we felt the need to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful day. We headed to Machias, parked and walked … Continue reading

Hannah's 18th Birthday Eighteen

She’s 18 today. In the blink of an eye, she’s grown up. No longer is she the shy little girl who did her best not to stand out – all … Continue reading

monarch chrysalis Monarch Caterpillar Becomes a Chrysalis

Yesterday was a lucky day for me. I was working at home day on website projects when I noticed one of the caterpillars Hannah and I have been raising hanging … Continue reading

The Lobster Chair

The WHRL’s summer fundraising auction held over the weekend had a new feature this year. In addition to the raffle-style auction, we had a “Chair-ity” silent auction. Local artists decorated … Continue reading

hannah dancing moose The Dancing Moose

The summer season is short here along the coast of Maine. For me, doesn’t feel as if summer is in full-swing until Milbridge Days, our community celebration. It’s a fun … Continue reading