I wanted to share this picture of a bee exploring a mass of flowers at the recent RHS Tatton Flower Show. My iPhone shot isn’t perfect but I like the muted colours, the softness and the textures.
The bee may appear to be resting in this shot (we did see a large, intoxicated-seeming bee sleeping in a striped rose) but it was far from the ideal model, intently waggling all over the alliums, making the usual incoherent bee satisfaction and interest noises.
For a gardener or a flower-loving photographer, an RHS show is a rich experience, but how remarkable it must be for insects. I dare say they go back foraging after the show has been dismantled and wonder if the flowers were just a dream.