DAY 65 (9 JUNE) – Bumblebee (Bombus) (Farnham, England)
Where the bee sucks, there suck I … (Ariel’s song from The Tempest)
Inside this bright yellow flower really was the only place to be on a very dull, damp Surrey evening. This bumblebee couldn’t get in fast enough, only to see the world through a much brighter lens.
The plant was harder to identify – the lupin-style flowers were like upright versions of a laburnum, but also like a Christmas candle tree – though these are native to the Neo-Tropics, so it seems unlikely. Mr Bombus didn’t care…