The weather is still nice here, so I'm still venturing outside to talk to my roses. Except when I went out to see them today, they seemed to be talking back! Looking closer, I saw where all the noise was coming from - not from the roses, but from honey bees! (You didn't really think my roses talked, did you?)
The bees were having a feast! For an appetizer, they chose this cheerful, but unknown rose:
The soup course came from James Galway:
(I think the fly is an uninvited guest!)
Souvenir de St. Anne offered up the salad course.
The main course was supplied by Julia Child:
But, the most popular dish of all was the sweet blanketflower dessert!
You can see the pollen on this bee's back leg if you look closely:
As for the humans, we are still eating (a little) out of the garden, too!
Eggplants will make a great side dish.
We have lettuce up and ready, but the tomatoes are small, and mostly green. Winds blew most of them off the vine. I'll wait until they turn red and in a few days, we'll enjoy a fresh salad.
If you stop and think about it, it's amazing the number of creatures one garden can feed!