Bee-autiful winged spring

May started off with a snowstorm —

But before that, spring had managed

To explode in glowing cups of beauty.

Orange burst tulip copy

Wild tulips sprouted

Paper thin wings of petals

Tulip

That matched the lovely

Wings of bees enjoying the flowers.

Wings and hyacinth copy

And on a still day, if you stand quietly beneath this tree,

You can hear it humming

With the happy buzzing of bees among blooms.

Humming tree

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97 responses

  1. So beautiful photos!

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    May 5, 2014 at 15:29

  2. Jim

    Isn’t this time of year just glorious, Fiona. What a lovely connection you made between the bee and the tulip……..waiting for our tulips here to show their colours.

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    May 5, 2014 at 15:42

  3. Beautiful Fi, it is remarkable, love it.

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    May 5, 2014 at 15:49

  4. These are lovely – a beautiful portrait of spring.

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    May 5, 2014 at 15:59

  5. daryledelstein

    anyone who doesn’t believe in the climate changes we’re experiencing is not a fluke is a fool .. .global warming is real …

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    May 5, 2014 at 16:03

  6. So beautiful! Love the wonderful spring colours.

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    May 5, 2014 at 16:37

  7. Gorgeous photos, stunning colors and a firework of spring.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    May 5, 2014 at 16:46

  8. Lovely pictures and also lovely to hear of bees humming. They are so vital to the ecological process and (in my part of the world) I have heard that they are in decline. So hail to the bees everywhere!🙂

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:05

  9. Pat

    Stunning spring blossoms.

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:22

  10. Fantastic captures, Fiona, as always! Gorgeous flowers, exquisite colors and a heavenly way to begin my day and new week!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!!

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:24

  11. You’ve definitely captured the beauty of Spring.

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:27

  12. just marvelous!

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:34

  13. Oh, so beautiful! And love those pollinators!!
    Still waiting patiently for anything at all to burst into life here.. it won’t be long now!

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:47

  14. Ah, spring, in al it’s glory! Beautiful blooms!

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:56

  15. Spring has sprung at Lady Fi’s!

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    May 5, 2014 at 17:58

  16. Dear LadyFi, there are no fruit trees in my yard so not much buzzing going on here. But up in Minnesota where I lived in a two-story 1870 lumberjack home for 32 years, I had two crabapple trees in the backyard. Each spring they looked like a cloud had settled on a dark trunk. A cloud so beautiful that both the bees and I were giddy with delight. Peace.

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    May 5, 2014 at 18:13

    • Thank you for sharing this gorgeous memory!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 5, 2014 at 19:24

  17. Exquisite! No words needed, none adquate.

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    May 5, 2014 at 18:28

  18. The way u connected spring and bee is beautiful! Perfect spring photographs… awesome blossoms

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    May 5, 2014 at 18:40

  19. Isn’t it wonderful to see nature exploding into color? Well maybe not the white stuff, but every thing else is most welcome.

    Jen

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    May 5, 2014 at 18:52

  20. Glorious blooms! Oh my goodness me.

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    May 5, 2014 at 18:54

  21. Gorgeous!

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    May 5, 2014 at 19:29

  22. Some very beautiful spring colors!!

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    May 5, 2014 at 19:37

  23. The colors are so vivid and fresh. Beautiful spring shots.

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    May 5, 2014 at 19:51

  24. Helt underbara bilder!

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    May 5, 2014 at 20:10

  25. Very nicely done. You caught those flowers beautifully. Sharp and crisp enough to eat. Appropriately :mrgreen:

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    May 5, 2014 at 20:33

  26. Your tulips are GORGEOUS… We had some pretty ones this year –but I haven’t put together my blog post to show them off… They are almost all gone now—but the Irises are beginning to bloom…. Oh –how I love spring.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    May 5, 2014 at 20:45

  27. Gorgeous photos Fi, so beautiful!

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    May 5, 2014 at 21:20

  28. Ooh and ahh. The very best kind of magic. Thank you.

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    May 5, 2014 at 21:43

  29. jensbrowndog

    Simply. Beautiful. Fi

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    May 5, 2014 at 22:27

  30. Beautiful!

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    May 5, 2014 at 23:10

  31. What a beautiful spring you are having!
    So much wonderful color.

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    May 5, 2014 at 23:17

  32. I especially love the beautiful colors and details of the textures!

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    May 5, 2014 at 23:29

  33. So Beautiful.

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    May 6, 2014 at 00:01

  34. Hi Very beautiful flower Photos. Yes,I can hear the humming.

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    May 6, 2014 at 00:44

  35. Beautiful spring flowers Your images are lovely.. Have a happy week!

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    May 6, 2014 at 01:27

  36. Your close ups are so crystal clear!!!!…:)JP

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    May 6, 2014 at 01:28

  37. ah i love all the colors of the fresh flowers in spring…esp the tulips…..
    lovely pics…

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    May 6, 2014 at 01:50

  38. Simply beautiful.
    Spring is so incredible , you captured the magic of it🙂

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    May 6, 2014 at 01:58

  39. Anonymous

    Spring is my favorite season and you embodied it so perfectly in these photos! Wow!

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    May 6, 2014 at 02:05

  40. Hudson Howl

    ‘humming-tree.jpg’, the title alone vividly appropriate. There is a swirl of activity from the shape of the branch creating a circular motion and the blending fuzziness of the depth field that just makes this image come even more alive -its all but a bee’s world and not just about the bee which is what most would zoom in on. This is a tremendous photograph. A blend of serendipity, hardware driven and of course the ability of your eyes to see the potential.

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    May 6, 2014 at 03:22

    • Awww — thank you so much for this kind comment.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 6, 2014 at 05:11

  41. Such fantastic photos of tulips filled with light, and I can imagine the hum in the trees –
    Spring is the best!

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    May 6, 2014 at 03:46

  42. These are STUNNING! I love tulips — at the top of my favorite flowers list!

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    May 6, 2014 at 04:10

  43. clicking over here is like a slice of heaven. Xx

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    May 6, 2014 at 04:34

  44. Sorry about the snow.

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    May 6, 2014 at 04:52

  45. All your photos are WOW!

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    May 6, 2014 at 05:32

  46. Your blossoms glow like lamps!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= ❤

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    May 6, 2014 at 05:33

  47. I went to the tulip festival here in Oregon not long ago and so enjoyed the variety of colors (can see on my blog– http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/2014/04/more-tulip-fever.html and http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/2014/04/oregon-tulip-festival.html

    I was so thrilled when there. I have also enjoyed the dahlia festival and iris festival! Wondrous.

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    May 6, 2014 at 05:35

    • indrani

      Whoa! Stunning colors in the tulips.

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      May 6, 2014 at 05:46

  48. Vakre bilder … ser våren har eksplodert hos deg også! Ha en fin uke!

    Irene

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    May 6, 2014 at 05:48

  49. miyahde

    Wow, BEE-autiful spring flowers♡♡♡  I saw bees and heard them buzzing this moening(*^_^*)
    Thank you very much for hosting. Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    May 6, 2014 at 06:08

  50. Totally exquisite!

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    May 6, 2014 at 06:10

  51. Jenn

    Beautiful shots here too. 🙂 Oh the color of spring.

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    May 6, 2014 at 06:59

  52. Beautiful photography. Wish I could stand under that tree and hear all the bees!

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    May 6, 2014 at 07:02

  53. Stunners all!

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    May 6, 2014 at 07:17

  54. die Zeit die wir ALLE lieben

    LG vom katerchen

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    May 6, 2014 at 08:07

  55. beautiful and the back lighting enhances the details a lot🙂

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    May 6, 2014 at 09:26

  56. au bokeh,il y a de si belles couleurs aussi

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    May 6, 2014 at 09:50

  57. Wonderful photos with stunning colors!

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    May 6, 2014 at 09:59

  58. You bring spring in our lives!

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    May 6, 2014 at 10:04

  59. Gorgeous tulips! I would love to have them in my garden…or at least on my table:) Great shots!

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    May 6, 2014 at 10:38

  60. Grape hyacinths, too! And aren’t you lucky to have so many bees!

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    May 6, 2014 at 11:09

  61. They are amazing color. The first one is my favorite.

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    May 6, 2014 at 12:27

  62. And a lightly and delicate “picture painted” of Spring plus a game of words…so “bee-autiful”, indeed!!

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    May 6, 2014 at 12:39

  63. Glowing cups of beauty is right.

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    May 6, 2014 at 12:58

  64. Simplly amazing!

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    May 6, 2014 at 13:02

  65. Pretty flowers!

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    May 6, 2014 at 13:35

  66. Magnificent! ~ xoxo

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    May 6, 2014 at 14:59

  67. “Bee-autiful winged spring” – what a clever title including the word coined by you. Fantastic shots as always!

    Yoko

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    May 6, 2014 at 16:50

  68. Hey Lucky you! We are just going into Winter….
    Thanks for cheering an Aussie up with your lovely photos!
    Wren x

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    May 6, 2014 at 16:51

  69. I love the light coming through the tulip petals!!!

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    May 6, 2014 at 17:22

  70. Very pretty flowers.

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    May 6, 2014 at 19:02

  71. Flirts in petal skirts! I’d fall for them.

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    May 6, 2014 at 19:06

  72. Thank you for sharing your lovely flowers and for your work to make Our World Tuesday a thriving meme.

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    May 6, 2014 at 19:17

  73. I especially love that last shot with the tree flowers spiralling against the beautiful blue sky. I do like a short depth of field to add mystery and a sense of movement….it’s almost as though we can see the flowers popping open🙂

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    May 6, 2014 at 19:31

  74. These spring photos are like nectar to me! Love that pink tulip.

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    May 6, 2014 at 19:58

  75. Wings take many forms. Thank you for expanding the definition in your beautiful post!

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    May 6, 2014 at 23:31

  76. I remember spring in Sweden, my best memories of vitsippor, liljekonvaljer, hagg, osv. Your dog divers are too much, loved that capture. And I have something on my blog you may enjoy — a video called Wild Sweden.

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    May 7, 2014 at 01:28

  77. Al

    What beautiful flowers. We’ve had crazy weather too, alternating between hot and snow (with more snow on the way).

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    May 7, 2014 at 02:12

  78. Delicious photos! Such gorgeous flowers!

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    May 7, 2014 at 04:59

  79. Super gorgeous captures!

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    May 7, 2014 at 05:41

  80. Spring is as dramatic as winter there!! So beautiful!

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    May 7, 2014 at 05:51

  81. I was listening for buzzing as your images of flowers, LadyFi, make me think I am standing in a field.

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    May 7, 2014 at 06:03

  82. So good to see all the colours of spring back again🙂

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    May 7, 2014 at 09:22

  83. JM

    Gorgeous colours and shapes! Brilliant photos.

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    May 7, 2014 at 18:07

  84. what can I say. spring is a wonder.🙂

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    May 7, 2014 at 21:05

  85. Beautiful flowers you captured! I love spring:)

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    May 8, 2014 at 05:13

  86. mir

    beautiful!!! (though a snowstorm doesn’t sound nice…)

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    May 8, 2014 at 11:51

  87. A brilliant beauty!

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    May 8, 2014 at 16:47

  88. A snow storm?? Eek. I barely manage with the shift from a 9-month African summer to a 5-month English winter but snowstorms in May would make me very grumpy indeed. Gorgeous photos.

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    May 9, 2014 at 16:47

  89. So gorgeous Fiona.. always look forward to the first blooms of spring..

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    May 9, 2014 at 17:16

  90. OMG! You actually captured the wings of bees. “Exquisite” doesn’t begin to describe these photos, my uber-talented friend.

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    May 9, 2014 at 18:10

  91. Joy

    Those pictures are marvelous!

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    May 10, 2014 at 21:10

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  93. Simply beautiful

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    May 12, 2014 at 17:59

  94. Brilliant! Beautiful.

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    May 18, 2014 at 13:09

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