Details: Bumblebee

The big-picture view of the garden is stunning, and we often pause at the gate to take it all in. But there's something special in the close-in details too, which are often found as surprises--like when checking the ripeness of sunflower heads reveals a sleepy, slow-moving bumblebee still curled into the fold of petals.  

The morning garden check found this bumblebee slowly beginning to wake and warm after a night hidden in the sunflower head.  Photo:  Mary Bricker