The weather this last month has been uncomfortable, to say the least. With record temperatures in the west and all-time highs in Utah, I haven’t felt safe going outside for extended time periods. As soon as I open the door, I’m blasted with summer heat that makes me sweat bullets.
Because of the awful heat, I’ve kept my day-to-day routine mostly indoors. And of course, I’ve had the air conditioner running like crazy just to keep up with the weather.
However, yesterday offered a brief moment of respite from the heat.
It rained for most of the day, and it was enough to wash away that sticky muggy hot feeling. My daughter and I were finally able to go for our usual walk around the neighborhood. And lucky me, the flowers where I like to take pictures of bees were in bloom.
So for about an hour, my daughter and I spent some time admiring the flowers and looking for bees. And we actually found a few buzzing around despite the rainy weather.
In fact, I found a few soggy bees trying to stay dry. Just look at the matted fuzz on this poor little bumblebee.
Because of the rainy weather, I didn’t have my fancy DSLR camera with me. I didn’t want to get my expensive equipment wet!
But I did have my phone and a clip-on macro lens, and that’s all I needed to get these fun shots of bees. It did take some maneuvering to get close enough to the bees without bothering them, but I had a lot of fun just doing my best with what I had.
I’m Excited for Better Weather
Now that July is over and August has started, I’m looking forward to some better weather. With those purple flowers in bloom, I bet I’ll be able to get lots more bee close-ups in the next few weeks, assuming the weather doesn’t spike again.
But have you enjoyed the hotter weather? Summer is great for swimming at the pool, but I burn way too easily when I’m outdoors. What do you like to do? Feel free to share in the comments below.