You've probably seen these magnolias around because they are pretty easy to spot. The trees tend get quite tall, the shiny leaves are a deep dark green, and the flowers are large, white and almost saucer-like.
And the bees love them...
I couldn't stop watching this bee; he was so funny! He'd gather up this really big clump of pollen and then try to fly away with it, but it was so large that he was flying all over the place. He wouldn't get very far before he had to make an emergency landing and take a break on another flower. Valiant effort, bee!
So, enough about magnolias and determined honey bees...any exciting plans for July 4th? Since we're unsure of the weather, we've decided to play it all by ear. Antoine will probably grill up something tasty and that's always good! Unfortunately, we both have to work on Friday, so no late night shenanigans for us. But we are going to the Reds game Friday night, which should be fun since it will include after-game fireworks!
I hope you all have a wonderful July 4th holiday!