Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

The topic of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is BLUR.

There is a particular place in my garden that, whenever I approach it in season, I always find a bumble bee patrolling that specific area. It has never accosted me with hostile intent, but it does buzz around and make me just a tad nervous. I know it’s protecting its turf, but, who knows, the bee may be protecting me as it runs off other bumble bees that come into the area. Is there such a thing as a good bumble bee or a bad bumble bee? This is the third year in a row that this is happening, and it’s clear to me that I am invading its territory.

Have you ever tried to capture a photo of a bumble bee in flight? It took me a lot of camera movement, but I finally caught it. I apologize because its wings are just a blur.




About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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6 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

  1. Once upon a time there was a bee that was in love. He lived in a beautiful garden and buzzed with happiness everytime the head gardener came by for a visit…


  2. johnvic8 says:

    And they lived happily ever after…


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  4. What a fun photo 😉 I took a similiar one of a very large bumblebee who was patroling our back porch today. I hadn’t thought of using the photo for the WPC- great idea, John 😉


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