Sunday, August 31, 2008

Today's Flowers #4

My friend Luiz Santilli Jr. has started a Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. You can get in on the start. Sunday night is the post time.

Today I would like to offer you a spring flower you may not have knowledge of, my Ohio Buckeye Tree.
This is my favorite bee photo on the bloom and if you click on it you can see the orange from the flower through the bee's wing.
This are the buckeyes growing on the tree and soon the squirrels will have a meal and a nut to bury for later. I end up with a lot of little buckeye trees in the Spring from the squirrels hiding the nuts and leaving them for the next year.
I do hope you enjoyed the Ohio Buckeye Tree from my front yard.

45 comments:

Leora said...

So that's what a Buckeye is! Or should I say a buckeye, and a Buckeye is that winning team?

Nice to see something spring-like, as we move into September soon.

nonizamboni said...

I've only heard about buckeye trees -- and of course, eaten the candy of the same name :O)
These are lovely photos, especially the closeup of the bee. Nice work. Thanks for sharing, Guy.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot series. Good macro.

Catherine said...

I've heard of Buckeyes...:) Very pretty, I love the second capture with the bee!
Enjoy August's last day fishing guy! :)
Cat

Louise said...

Love the bee. Love the blooms. As children, me and my friends used to collect buckeyes.

Paz said...

Very nice photos. I love the one with the bee. ;-)


Paz

Judi~Gmj said...

Colo as bee's knees! Great macro work.

Eduardo P L said...

Great shot !!!!

Maria said...

The buckeye trees remind me of chestnut trees. Lovely photos, the bee is nice! Thanks for sharing!

The Birdlady said...

Very original and beautiful - I love the busy bee.

dot said...

I've heard of the buckeye but didn't know it had flowers. Good catch to get the bee in there too!

Denise said...

Hi, Fishing
like a flower and knowing that too many animals that also enjoy ... what else to say. great contribution.
Thanks for sharing
hugs, Denise

People with Cameras said...

I've never seen a buckeye tree...that's very cool.

Michel said...

what a beautiful pictures.I like it so much.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I bet the local squirrels plant the buckeyes all over the neighbourhood, How do I know? Two neighbours have the similar variety horse chestnuts. ;-)

The buckeye has lovely blossoms.

Shionge said...

From your backyard??? Very nice :D

Cláudia said...

You are very lucky! A Buckeye from your backyard and a bee with orange polen in its flies!Nice macro!Stunning shot.

Sherry said...

Hi fishing guy, I have seen these buckeyes before. Nice captures of these bright and cheery flowers, and the details in the bee shot are great.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Enjoy it I did! What a lovely tree!

Luke Wiley said...

Interesting tree. I love that bee!

Carletta said...

Nicely done Fishing Guy!
I saw some buckeye trees this weekend. First I had seen in many years.
Great Bee capture!

ilanadavita said...

Nice series.

Day4plus said...

Great post. I did enjoy it. I liked the bee close-up. MB

Jules said...

I was sure you were going to say something about the squirrels going nuts aver the tree. :)

Gina said...

Such a beautiful tree FG..I have enjoyed seeing it through the different seasons.. and in answer to your query re our seasons and it is the first day of spring today.. so our Summer begins on the 1st Dec etc.. :D

Jack and Joann said...

Come to Ohio to see
Buckeyes thicker than flies
Many kinds you will see

One is a nice green tree
That grows up to the skies
With blossoms for a bee

One is a football team
Scoring touchdowns way high
And winning with a scheme

One is a wild fan club base
When red and white colors fly
All Ohioans keeps pace

Here's to all the buckeyes
Columbus is the place
Let football fly her skies

And when the game is done
And buckeye leaves do fall
The Bucks are number one

Fishing Guy, my poetic skills don't match yours but I gave it the old college try. And thanks for stopping by.

Abraham Lincoln said...

What are you going to do with all those Buckeyes? LOL I get one every year from the park and eventually carry it around and then it disappears.

Your buckeye photograph is really a good one. I have enjoyed my visit here today.

My flower is posted at > Thunder Maker

Kahshe Cottager said...

I thought when I saw it that it looked like a chestnut tree as well. I have heard about Buckeyes but have never seen them before! DO the squirrels eat them the way they do the chestnuts? Nice shot of the bee as well.

Reader Wil said...

It's lovely! The bee is very great! And the flowers are pretty!

Darla said...

Never seen a plant like that, cool photos!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I definitely enjoyed the Buckeye photos! Nice shots, especially the one of the bee! :-)

Warren Baker said...

Hey Fishing guy,
I have one of those trees in the school grounds! always wondered what it was. Were you captures taken at differnt times of the year, or does the tree flower and fruit at the same time?

Marcos Santos said...

Funny ...

I could swear that had already reviewed here ...

I think I was distracted with perereca (frog) of yours glass. :)

Have a great week

Denise said...

Hi Fishing Guy, enjoyed these very cool photos. I especially enjoyed the bee photo. Incredible to see all the detail in the enlarged one. Great photos and I enjoyed coming to your site.

Gramma L said...

This is great. My son-in-law is from Ohio, he would love this.

tipper said...

Super neat bee! Love the buckeye. Last school year the girls helped plant a Buckeye on their campus in memory of a teacher who was original from Ohio. I'm not sure if they can do well this far South-do you know? The tree doesn't look very good-but that could be because of the drought.

Fish Whisperer said...

FG I really like the bee photo. Very nice post.
Cheers

kjpweb said...

Good job! Like the Bumble Bee!
Cheers, Klaus

piedmontperspective said...

Add me to the list of people who have never seen a buckeye tree. It has beautiful blooms. Love the bee shot.

sweetnorms said...

I love the color of the flowers too, very beautiful...

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hei, Fishing Guy

Thanks for your marvelous post!
Your appearance in TODAY'S FLOWERS is very essential!

Santilli

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I've heard of them but never seen one! Neat!

Thank you for your wonderful comments! It's a joy to read them!

Blessings!
Lacy

Karin said...

Great bee pic!

Jan said...

Great photos, we don't have buckeye trees here, but of course I've heard of them. That is a great bee shot, too.

Misty Dawn said...

I'd like to join this meme, but I'm not completely certain of the rules for it.

We had a Buckeye tree too... of course. In fact, we brought one that we had transplanted with us when we moved, but I don't think it made it :-(