The wooly carder bees have emerged in all their fierce cuteness. They wait on the edge of what they consider their territory and chase off all other bees. Last week the edge of this garden bed hosted two other native bees taking turns resting, but this week it's been taken over of the carder bee. Is her tongue split in half?
The blackberries are blooming an you can see that warm grey pollen collected on the corbiculae of the honeybee. (Who is pretty darned cute herself.)