I love big, fat, fuzzy bumblebees. One day I spent almost 45 minutes following a bumblebee as it flew here and there in a large flower bed. On that day not one photo came out clear enough to keep.
This bumblebee came to me.
At the time, I was admiring these flowers on a tree I am not familiar with. The flowers grow on upward-pointing stalks with some blossoms having pink centers and others yellow. I don’t know why, but the flowers remind me of candy.
Maybe they’re bee candy, because another bumblebee landed on the flower cluster right in front of me. Check him out standing on one bee-foot.
And then there were two bumblebees in the mystery tree.
I tried to identify the tree by searching the Internet, but without success. I’m at a loss. Do you know what kind of tree this is? I’m really curious to know. If it helps, this tree is in the Cotswolds in England.
UPDATE: Thanks go to “Alice” at Alice through the Macro Lens for identifying the mystery tree as a Horse Chestnut and for introducing me to the game of Conkers.
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