Category Archives: Flowers

Bee on White Camellia

This Camellia variety has the type of blossom with a prominent center and on Sunday the blooms were well visited by bees.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

The bees were making a haul of pollen.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

This flower was on the outside of the plant, right at my eye level making for nice closeups.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

The temperature had been below freezing a few nights last week and I was rather surprised to see this much bee activity.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
February 20, 2021

Holly With Yellow Flowers

This yellow flower stalk caught my eye, as did the roving dangly legged insect.

Holly With Yellow Flowers and an Insect
Holly With Yellow Flowers and an Insect

He wasn’t too impressed and moved on.

Holly With Yellow Flowers
Holly With Yellow Flowers

There wasn’t much to the plant, the leaves you see here were all there were, about three or four feet (1 Meter) off the ground.

Holly With Yellow Flowers
Holly With Yellow Flowers

I had not noticed these flowers before and don’t know if they are typical winter bloomers or if the relatively mild winter we are in has brought them out early.

Holly With Yellow Flowers
Holly With Yellow Flowers

Bees on White Flower, December

These white flowers were poking out of some scraggly brush on the walk around the old rice field at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

Perhaps a Camelia variety, they were the only flowers I saw in this mile and a quarter (2 KM) stretch on December 10.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

The blooms were a little raggedy looking, but attracted a steady flow of bees and other small insects.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

They were making the most of the situation on a 70 degree F (21 C) morning.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

December Yellow

This burst of yellow called out when I passed down a narrow path on a recent afternoon at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  The plant was large, these blooms were slightly above my eye level.

Yellow Flower
Yellow Flower

Regrettably I didn’t even look for a plant tag but did get one isolated flower, looking something like a ballerina.

Yellow Flower
Yellow Flower

December 10, 2020