My favourite summer dumbledore!
Not the famous wizard from Harry Potter,
but this bumblebee in my garden.
It turns out that dumble and bumble both refer
to the humming sound the bees make as they buzz their wings.
I love the way the wings' full rotation is caught and frozen in one click of the camera! (I'm not quite sure how I managed to do that.)
This has been my summer's passion, following these little guys from flower to flower, trying to catch them in flight.
Most of my garden is planted to attract bees, butterflies and birds (in that order) and I'm always saddened by the number of people I meet who are terrified of, or hate, bees. We benefit so much from the work they do all spring and summer; they deserve our appreciation and respect.