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.
A few Black-eyed Susans.
Sugar Snap Peas.
And my pots and hanging baskets of Petunias.
Where are the bees? It’s most unusual.
Oh, and here’s Peep lounging among the blueberries – which are bearing fruit – so the pollinators must have been here at some point.