Monday, June 26, 2006
This is a picture of a Bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) and an Aster flower at Wave Hill in the Bronx. I went on Sunday and was there a good hour and a half until the heavy rain set in. I wanted to get a picture of an insect for the photo contest at The Photo Forum ( http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/). Conditions were certainly difficult, but I got this picture and one other that was kind of good. Probably not a winner, but the the contest is fun to enter anyway. You usually get some good feedback from the other members. Bumblebees are an important part of garden life and the flowers at Wave Hill were full of them. The gardens looked great and as usual, there were many plants that I didn't know or hadn't seen before.