This is my photo entry for Gardening Gone Wild's photo contest, August's Picture This Photo Contest. This bee was oblivious to me being so up close and personal. It was covered in pollen and having a great time on this Black Eyed Susan so didn't care who was close. I love capturing moments like this.
I'm a mom, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, and now a grandma. I have 3 wonderful children, a gorgeous grandson (only a little biased), a great husband, my beautiful chickens, 2 cats - Chester and Emo, 2 goats - Mongo and Kubra, our beautiful Kona dog, and our first real home. We are working on the great urban agriculture experiment...trying to get to a place with our little 1/3 acre where we are producing a majority of our food, and trying to buy as locally as possible. Sustainable building, living and working are very important to us.