The theme for “Smile on Saturday” is “insects and co”.
I must confess that I am not a big fan of insects as a general rule. Dragonflies and bees make up the exception to the rule. Dragonflies are just so beautiful, especially their wings; and bees are so fluffy and furry.
This happy bee in the middle of a velvety dahlia I photographed one day after work when I went to Canterbury to do some shopping.
This year throughout summer and autumn I have been delighted to see so many bees pollinating the flowers around Melbourne. There has been a big drive in Melbourne to establish hives for bees on city rooftops and in people's gardens. I hope this is the reason why I have seen so many this year. We need them so badly to enrich our world and brighten our lives!