When we first moved to our old house, I planted a beautiful bright red bee balm. Over the years I suppose the bees have naturalized the plant. Now it blooms a faded magenta, but the bees, hummingbirds and butterflies love the plant, so I let it go nuts each year.
I love watching the bumblebees prepare to sleep under the top spikes. Tonight I decided to photograph the one poor bumblebee as the cutie readied to sleep. What an adorable fuzzy face!
Hope my little pollinator is not too annoyed at me. The crazy hot weather demands daily garden watering sessions. If someone stings me tomorrow I'll know who is pissed at me.