I love this hanging plant that we purchased at a local family-owned spring nursery. The label did not mention its name but I'm sure it is a variety of petunia. In the past I have not had good luck with hanging planters...mostly because I forget to water them.
We've gotten in the habit, however, of making certain this plant is watered daily. I can see it when I stand at the kitchen sink which is a good thing for it reminds me "Water!" And look at it! It's just lovely.
A couple days ago I noticed this bumble bee buzzing from flower to flower. It was difficult to photograph him as he moved so fast. First he'd bury himself up to his ankles to reach the pollen of each flower...then he'd back out and quick as a wink be burying himself in yet another blossom. I just kept snapping photos, hoping one of them would catch him "in the act".
Sure enough, here he is...if you look closely you can see his wings in movement. (You can click on the photos for a much closer view!)
I think it's pretty cool that bumble bees are covered in furry hair. They sorta remind me of black and white panda bears. Bumble bees are fuzzy little critters that just go about doing the work that God gave them to do. Aren't they cool?!!