I took a small break from my classes outside midway through the day today. Somehow the fresh air of the outdoors can transform my brain from "mush" back to the mental sponge I need it to be in order to learn and retain information.
I had my camera with me in my pack (like I wouldn't). I strolled around looking for something other than basic grass to photograph.
Then I found a beautiful spot where the landscapers had put in a huge bed of seasonal flowers. The rudbeckia were larger than my hand! Now, I either have small hands or the rudbeckia are quite large.
I was captivated by their bright citrusy yellow petals in the afternoon sun and so were the local honeybees. They buzzed around each saucer-sized blossom. I was fortunate to get a beautiful shot of one busy bee as it gathered nectar from the dark chocolate colored center of one of the massive rudbeckia blossoms [left].
I also found the bees on the smaller flowers too. Size doesn't seem to effective nectar yumminess in bee-dom.
The colors just sent a thrill through me--so vibrant and so representative of the last vestiges of summer.