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.)
The Hercules of bees! However, I feel a lot like that myself this morning. If I’d squeeze into a tight black dress and lumber around the house… maybe add some wings and buzz off… 🙂
Right now I’d be very visible against our -20 C solid white outdoor backdrop, but I’ll look at your wisteria and remember spring blooms are coming this way, too.
Yes, don’t give up hope! 🙂
It’s -21 again this morning, but after tomorrow we’re supposed to have several degrees above every day, so spring’s around the corner.
Went mountain-climbing yesterday with my smallest grandson on the 8-10 ft solid packed drifts left from last week’s storm; there was a neat 6 ft cliff right beside the driveway! When those peaks start running down we’ll have some puddles to play in. 🙂
I’ve taken some macro images of very large bumble bees (that was interesting). But I have never seen any like this guy before! Wow, what an amazing find. He is a bit of a chuncker!
In a Darth Vader kind of way!