In all my years on the planet, I don't think I've ever seen a bee carrying this much pollen!! Unfortunately, I had to run into the house to get my camera and then accidentally pressed some control button as I was rushing back outside, so the first few pictures showing both legs loaded with pollen were out of focus. It was really quite a droll scene -- this little gal was kind of bobbling from flower to flower looking for all the world like she was wearing bright yellow pantaloons!!
I've been taking a break from studio work since I went off to Wisconsin in early June. There are several small works in progress, along with some larger pieces that I need to finish. I hope to post something in the next few days.