The Grandkids Sunflower House Entertained a Wind-Surfing Bee!

by Kaye Swain

Delightful summer storms to cool us off and add a bit of exhilaration to our Sandwich Generation days! 🙂 As I wrote at SandwichINK, the Sunflower House, and our house, have enjoyed some summer wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. I had fun snapping a ton of photos of all the goings on and was particularly intrigued with one very adventurous little honey bee.

These bees were determined to hang on and these flowers were determined to survive no matter how windy it was

At first, I thought he was just very tenacious. But after watching him a bit, I'm more inclined to think he was having a blast "windsurfing" in my giant Mammoth Sunflower!

This wind-surfing little honey bee is great for landscaping designs as he helps pollinate the various plants sweetly

I, of course, am thrilled because honey bees are great for our landscaping designs, thanks to their wonderful pollinating plans. And the Sunflower House has definitely proven to be good at attracting bees lately.

Looking for flowers for bees and butterflies to add to your delighful landscaping designs - think sunflowers

But mostly, I just had fun snapping his cute little picture with my easy to use digital camera so I can share the sights with my grandchildren and all of you! 🙂  Speaking of pictures, be sure to visit Sweet Shot Tuesday, as well, for more delightful and intriguing photos! And, don't forget to…


Sheri August 17, 2010 at 9:22 am

I love sunflowers, they are so bright and cheery!!

By the way: I use Gimp as an editor. Photoshop is on my someday list.

Kaye August 17, 2010 at 10:56 am

Hi Julie, So fun to visit. And don’t feel bad, we did the same thing with another set of seeds. LOL 🙂 🙂 🙂 That’s the joys of the seasons – we keep getting more chances. 🙂

Kaye August 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

Hi Sheri, Thank you so much for letting me know. Your photos were SO cool! I’ve used Gimp but only for basic stuff. I may have to give it another try. Most of the time I use Picnik and it might do the same, but again, a learning curve with too little time. I’ll have to take a peek tho. It would definitely make for some fun activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. 🙂

Peggy Gorman August 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

What a beautiful picture you captured ! Its something you don’t see too much anymore.
Stopping in from TMT

Melinda August 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

Love the photos … I bet your grandkids have been loving your garden!

Tweeting this as part of Tweet Me Tuesday!

Kristen August 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm

How awesome! You know–it’s often the little things that go unnoticed but you always manage to see them and really think about them. I didn’t know that you were so interested in property investments!!

Julie Leischner August 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

Hi Kaye! I have missed you this summer! I thought of your sunflower garden often. Sadly (or humorously!) enough, I planted all these seeds, then couldn’t remember what was what! When it was time to weed, I think I pulled the sunflowers. Oh well…next year! Love your pictures! Found you again on TMT!

Kaye August 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Hi Peggy, Thank you 🙂 Have a blessed day.

Kaye August 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Hi Melinda, Thanks. They have – along with bubbles, swimming, and plenty of games of TAG 🙂

Kaye August 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Hi Kristen, 🙂 I love real estate and dealing with property investments. Which is good since many of us in the Baby Boomer Generation, caring for the elderly parents, have to deal with our own property along with helping our sweet seniors. 🙂

gnee August 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Glorious sunflower shots and with a fun bee! Thanks for your visit and please sell my house…I’m going after warmer!

Kaye August 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

🙂 Hi Gnee, We have good friends in Idaho – you definitely have the cooler clime – and no earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes – lot to be said for that. : But, after experiencing my first real year of snow, I can also understand. 🙂 Where are you headed? 🙂

Cathy August 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Lovely photos ~ I love my easy to use Kodak Easyshare too.

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