Now living in a crowded neighborhood, the number of bee sightings seems so small. Maybe it is the lack of options for collecting pollen. It could be the spray of pesticides. Maybe it is the fact that they prefer the country setting, as do I! Either way, I kind of miss them.
We had a neighbor once let us know that he saw a bee in our backyard and he seemed frightened by it's appearance. Not sure if he expected us to hunt it down and destroy it, but not in our garden. Here they are welcome to take a moment to buzz from one flower to another and enjoy.
So today, my project celebrates the bee and all that it does for us.