Bees arriving at a cactus flower

Guests always arrive at the same time

Picture of the moment

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I got a few emails from friends wondering where my Friday Flower Fiesta was for this past Friday. Ooops.

I was so busy making money to pay June’s bills that I forget to do a Friday Flower Fiesta.

I did get out to play a bit, even going to a Park that I never would have gone to alone because it’s in a bad area of town. Real bad area. Yet I’ve always wanted to go there because the murals look so fascinating as you drive up the bridge.

Yes, yes, I know I’m being vague. You’ll just have to wait. Patience, my dears, patience.

While I’m cataloging the pictures I took and writing a few blog posts about the Park, following is a picture of a cactus flower in the park. The bees were quite active, and when I looked at this picture, I remembered all those parties I hosted in my younger days when guests always arrived at the same time.

Bees arriving at a cactus flower

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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14 thoughts on “Guests always arrive at the same time

  1. sherijkennedyriverside

    Bees are good! I was interested in the view out my office window today because there was tons of one type of bee hovering all around the plum tree and the spent rhododendon bush. The plums are well beyond blossom and have green fruit about the size of large olives, and I wondered if, since the weather’s been so cold and it was finally very warm today, maybe the bees came out late and were remembering last year’s feeding grounds…too late. I have no idea really, but I can’t remember ever seeing so many bees that were so avidly seeking but not landing or feeding. I hope they’ll survive.
    In reverse, our very abundantly blooming rhody at home has a very small population of bees at the moment. Last year you could hear the bush buzzing out by the street as soon as you stepped out on the front porch. Hmmmm.
    Ah yes, your post….I was commenting on your post…lol. I love the photo, and the title was brilliant today. Really pulled me in, and it is so often true at parties. And then they all stay in the kitchen!


  2. Gina's Professions for PEACE

    Gorgeous photo of beautiful bees! And a fun reminder of the adrenaline of being the host, when everyone arrives in a clump, helping each guest feel welcome, help get their drinks (hello!) and lead to the areas to chat and mingle in. Whew! Once they settle, THEN maybe I can enjoy some wine! 😀


    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Wine? Ha! I drank all that before they even arrived, trying to get everything ready. By the time they all arrive, I’m on to the margaritas, Wild Turkey, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels…………….. lol


      1. Gina's Professions for PEACE

        Oh you make me laugh! I try my best to not do that or I’d be yabbering at everyone to ‘grab a drink’ and ‘get over here’… Actually as I write that, it doesn’t sound so bad. I should trust that my friends are more self-sufficent! Put up a sign: Glasses on the counter, Ice in the chiller, Meet me in the back yard!



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