Saturday, March 28, 2015

Drawing Challenge: Pollinators


The drawing challenge for this week, hosted by Tammie is 'pollinators'...






























... and I just couldn't pass this one up, since my husband keeps bees... Don't forget to go to Tammie's beautiful blog to see what everyone else did for the challenge!









28 comments:

  1. oh how lovely to see all these beautiful gold dusters
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    your husband keeps bees, that is quite special!
    thank you for joining us!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, Tammie; thanks for inviting me to participate!

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  2. Oh, wow, so vibrant and colourful photos! Your husband keeps bees? Well, that's rare! I remember my surprise when I figured out that a friend of mine is a skilled beekeeper, too!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words about my photos. Beekeeping is rare, but worthwhile, I think!

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  3. Hello Sharmon, your photos are marvelous and I'm really amazed that your husband keeps bees, that is cool and good thing. I also saw that you're doing very nice collages, which I really like, so I'm glad that I got to know you through this dc and I like to stay here for a while.
    Thanks for your nice comment!
    barbara bee

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    1. It's good to meet you here, barbara, and I really appreciate your kind words! I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

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  4. so beautiful pictures! you must be happy to have so many wonderful butterflies near by!
    :-) mano

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    1. Thanks so much, Mano! Yes, we are lucky to have many butterflies in our area!

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  5. Oh yes, beautiful photos! Love them.

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  6. Absolutely GORGEOUS photos! So crisp and the colors just sing!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, for the nice compliment; I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  7. Oh gosh, look at those beautiful creatures! :D I keep thinking of keeping an urban bee hive here in the city. We're allowed one as long as it is 15 meters away form neighbouring houses and I think I have that much room. Must seriously take that on as a project and get on with it. So far I only keep mason bees. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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    1. An urban beehive would be really interesting; I've never known anyone who did that. I wish you luck if you decide to try it!

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  8. how wonderful to be able to have a closer look on bees, (ooooh and the honey, you lucky lady)
    great photos.
    they are little jewels aren't they, x

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    1. Bees and butterflies are like little jewels, Renilde. Unfortunately, we've been having trouble keeping the bees alive and have only gotten honey once so far; hoping for better luck this year!

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  9. the bees' hard work is something else... fascinating. and although honey is not my favourite sweet, i love the golden colour indeed. and the promise! n♥

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    1. Yes, bees are amazing creatures, and pollinate many of the vegetables we eat, which is one reason it is so important to save them.

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  10. Stunning photos and pollinators! Such a joy to see!
    So nice that your husband and you are taking care of the bees!

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    1. Thank you so much, Viola, for the kind words!

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  11. I love that dragonfly's wings, they look almost like glass, gorgeous capture.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lissa, for the lovely compliment! I hope you have a great day as well!

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  12. beautiful bright images
    with sunshine ;^)))
    makes me long for summer

    thanks!
    x

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! We have to keep believing that summer is on its way! :~) xo

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  13. Your photos are so crisp and crystal clear, Sharmon. Just beautiful.
    I admire the bee keepers of the world. They are brave and gentle at the same time. AND they love their bees.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Carole! My husband is the beekeeper, and I admire him, too!

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  14. Thaks for your comment!
    Very good photos.
    I was looking at your other works! I congratulate you, you have a defined style!

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    1. Thanks so much, Roberto! I think having a defined style is important, so I consider that a high compliment!

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