Our apricot tree is in full bloom, which is a fact that the bees have obviously discovered! I don't ever remember seeing or hearing this many bees on our apricot tree in all the years we have lived here! Perhaps this Spring will be truly spectacular!
I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try to get some photos, so I got out my macro lens. I think bees are just lovely!
I told my children they did not need to be afraid of the bees. As long as they did not bother the bees, then the bees would not bother them. We stood under the tree for a while to watch and listen. Before long both of my boys wanted to try to take pictures of the bees too!
I am not quite ready to let my boys use my camera, so they got out their iPods, grabbed our footstools and started snapping! It was so cute! They even managed to get a couple of nice pictures. We must have been out there trying to capture the bees for at least an hour. It was really fun!
I enjoyed watching my boys learn more about patience and taking pictures. Sometimes you can take over a hundred pictures and only end up with 5 or 6 that you love. Especially when you are shooting busy bees!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like Winter just keeps dragging on and Spring will never get here...or that the current challenge of my life is just HARD and may be getting the best of me... or I feel like I just can't quite get the photos that I really want and my pictures are not good enough. But you just have to hang in there and keep trying. Don't give up! Enjoy the little moments you are given and in time, it will come.
Also linked to Seasonal Sundays