Honeybees & Spring Blossoms

Hello, dears! I was hoping to do a “Recent Art” post or maybe a post about the old letters, but unfortunately I don’t have enough time (or Wi-Fi) for either. But don’t worry, hopefully those will be next! Until then, I have some more spring-y pictures for you! I absolutely LOVE this photoshoot and I hope you will too. ๐Ÿ™‚

There are a ton of redbuds at our new farm and the surrounding country. Sometimes the side of the woods looks pink with all the blossoms! We also have two gorgeous redbuds in the yard of the big house and the one especially just looked perfect this year… maybe it usually does? But this is the first year I’ve seen it, and it’s gorgeous. โค

AHHH IT’S SO PRETTY.

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I got a few pictures with my macro lens. This one is one of my favorites from the whole shoot!

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It’s neat to see how complex the tiny blooms are close up.

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The look kind of like slippers with huge bows on top or something. XD

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There were absolutely a ton of bees buzzing around the blossoms, which was a bit, um, scary, especially when I used my macro lens and stuck my camera inches away from my subject. O.o But no worries, I didn’t get stung. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they were too focused on the nectar.

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Their wings are so delicate!

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Heh heh, this guy looked a lot less delicate than the rest of the bees.

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You can see the pollen sac super well in this one.

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I don’t know why there’s a spot in the middle of its “fur,” but I thought it was interesting.

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I love how you can see the bee getting ready to land in this one!

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The 50mm lens I have makes such amazing bokeh. โค

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I tried to crop this, but it ruined the nice composition, so I didn’t after all. Oh well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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And we’ll end with these two pictures. I don’t know WHAT happened with this photo, but I think it looks kind of neat? Too bad I didn’t get a clearer picture of the bird, though. :/

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Ahh, so pretty, don’t you think? โค I can’t WAIT to move in!

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And that’s all for now! Thanks for reading, dears, and I hope you enjoyed the photos! Do you have redbuds or other blooming trees where you live? What’s your favorite part about spring?

***Allison***

P. S. Speaking of photography, you guys should check out Kalea’s blog! She has some beautiful spring photography on there as well as a review of the macro lens I used for part of this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Also if you’d like to see my macro lens review, click here.)

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125 thoughts on “Honeybees & Spring Blossoms

  1. AAAHHHH SO PRETTY. Now I really want that macro lens extension tube. I got a bunch of redbud pictures today, but I might like yours better. Allison, you’re really so good with nature photography. *sighs*

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    1. AHH THANK YOU, DEAR! Yesss, I highly suggest it. *gasp* Really?? AWW THANKS. It’s likely my favorite genre, which helps. You’re really quite good with portraits, too, you know. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

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      1. I still have a money producing problem, though…mostly because I’m spending all of it on your birthday present. *shakes head* YES, REALLY. Aww, well thank you, dear. I know. *nods knowingly* (Wait, that sounds conceited.)

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        1. Hee hee. Well I’m SORRY, dear, but I’ve already tried to persuade you to stop spending your money on me but YOU AREN’T LISTENING. *tries to look stern but smiles instead*
          Heh, well it’s true, so.

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              1. Unfortunately right now I think the only way for me to get a new camera lens (or lens extension) would be for someone to buy me one. *hint hint*

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  2. Hello! I’m a pretty new follower! These pictures are so pretty! I really like the one where the bee’s about to land! It’s so neat how God puts so much detail into even the tiniest things!
    Laura
    flowersinmybasket.blogspot.com

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  3. Great pictures, Allison! We have a ton of eastern redbud trees around here, and I believe they are just starting to bloom. However, it’s been raining for a couple of days, so I haven’t gotten the chance to get a closer look.
    Also, I love your house! It looks so stately, and I love the upper balcony!
    And one last thing–I followed Kalea’s blog like you recommended. I’m always interested in photography blogs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, dear! Really? I love redbuds. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mm, that’s too bad – it’s been raining here too .
      Oh thank you! Yes, I love that too! We can walk out of our bedroom into the hall and onto the balcony. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Also yay, that’s wonderful! I am too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. You’re welcome! Yes, I love them, too. They’re so pretty. I took a ton of pictures of the flowers last year, and I hope to do the same this year, as well.
        Oh, wow, that’s so fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Your house is SO lovely. It is literally the picture of the dream house in my head, so happy for you! Lovely pictures, they are stunning!โค You have a gift! Thx for the shout out too, dear.โค

    Kalea jerielle

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  5. Wow those pictures are all so gorgeous! Your camera takes amazing pictures. That’s your new house right? It’s so pretty! (sorry haha I haven’t been catching up with your posts so I have no idea what’s going on with your moving XD)

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    1. Aww, thank you! Yeah, it sure does! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, it is! Well it’s going to be… we’re still fixing it up. Ha ha, that’s totally alright. XD It’s coming along, but slowly.

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  6. Gorgeous pictures, Allison!!!! I love red buds and I also love how well you composed the photos. I haven’t taken pictures of our red bud, because this year it has decided it’s too cold. ๐Ÿ˜† Btw, I love how clean your blog design is. It looks nice and open, with nice little pops of color here and there โค .

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    1. AHH THANKS. Ha ha, yeah, they are a bit frightening at times. :[] I was kinda scared getting that close to take pictures, but it was worth it – probably still would have been even if I got stung. XD

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            1. Ahem according to Merriam-Webster, it is a “woodland of a usually rather mild climatic area within the temperate zone that receives heavy rainfall, usually includes numerous kinds of trees, and is distinguished from a tropical rain forest especially by the presence of a dominant tree.” Maybe that didn’t clear anything up. XD

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  7. Your new house is absolutely beautiful – I love that tree. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love bees, which make all of my friends stare at me like I’m crazy for some reason. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                    1. She’ll just stare up with bright eyes and her tongue hanging out of her mouth…then she trots after it. There is nothing more adorable than that sight. XD

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  8. AHH SO PRETTY, ALLISON! I miss our redbud trees – we only have one now and it doesn’t really bloom much – I think it’s sick. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ *sad sigh* But your pictures are so beautiful and spring-y! The macro ones are amazing. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Three of my favorite photos were…

    https://allisonsblog2.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/51.jpg?w=656&h=437

    I really enjoyed this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ And wow, your new house is so beautiful. O_o I wouldn’t be able to wait to move in either if I were you! XD

    -Clara โค

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    1. AHH THANK YOU! โค Oh no, that’s so sad! I hope it recovers soon… But thank you! I like the macro ones too. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ooh hooray! I love seeing your favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚ The first one is probably one of my favorites too.
      Yay, I’m so glad! And aww, thanks! I love it too, and yes, can’t wait to move in. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      P. S. I sent your letter on Monday! I hope it arrives soon!

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    1. Thank you! Yep, close to that! The original was from the 1700s but it burned down, and they rebuilt it about 1850.
      I hope I can too! Well I started, but it is SUPER hard to make out some of the letters, so it’s taking longer than I expected. XD

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  9. Such beautiful pictures Allison! I never tire of looking at blossoms. How could anyone not believe in a creator when they behold such beauty? Thanks for sharing. You’re making me want to go live on a farm! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Those were SO gorgeous, and you know, the first photo looks like the White House is in the background, hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Redbuds, we had two where we used to live and I’ve always loved them since. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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