When I was taking pictures of the wisteria, I felt more than heard this lumbering semi-trailer of a bug fly by me. It was slow, heavy, and totally black. Kind of like a punk bumble bee with weight issues!
I had never in my life seen a bee like it, so I Googled it; and apparently, it is a Black Bumble bee! Makes sense! My husband said I should call it an obese-u-bee. 🙂 Wonder what kind of a sting it packs. Bet I could outrun the sucker.
(Update: A bug friend said this is a Carpenter Bee.)