Thursday, August 30, 2018

Where does a Bumblebee Sleep?

Have you ever wondered? Inquiring minds want to know! And I have the answer at the bottom of this post!

We have Mexican Petunias planted in our courtyard and they bloom like crazy all summer long.

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We’ve counted over 100 blooms at one time. And they drop their blooms in the late afternoon and the next day there are 100 more flowers! Amazing!

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They attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bumblebees galore!

One evening my sweet hubby was in the front and saw a bumblebee in a rose.

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Not moving.

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He put his finger on it and it fluttered it’s wings just a little and went right on sleeping.

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In the center of a rose!

So that’s where they sleep! In the rose garden of course!

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Because the fairies sleep in the Petunias!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

33 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

Wow, that is amazing that they drop their leaves and more appear. Rather like Day Lilies. I love the little fairy in your garden.

Sandy said...

I am going to have to check out the Mexican petunias for summer blooms.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

So sweet, Diane. Love your Mexican Petunias--lovely. ♥

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They're like us retired people. They sleep where and when they want.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

The Mexican Petunias are so pretty, and it is interesting about the bumble bees sleeping on that rose.

Linda Walker said...

Aww, how sweet! I can't imagine a nicer place to sleep! If I were only smaller, I would sleep in a rose bloom too!!! I love the bumblebees....I recently watched a video of a bumblebee that was injured and could not fly so a woman rescued it. It stayed with her until it died. It was a sweet story!

Wow, your flowers are amazing! xx
Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

He was drunk on pollen from the flower. How sweet are these photos!!

Inger said...

What lovely flowers and I love the little fairie. I know you are one grownup person I can tell that I recently bought the cutest stuffed donkey. Oh, well, I may just post about it some day......

Sandra said...

not that I don't trust what you say, but I had to google this. ITS TRUE, they go inside the flowers because it can be 18 degrees warmer than the night temps. thank you , one more piece of trivia to clog my brain... I was like Linda figuring he was high on pollen. it said if they are not near the hive or nest they choose a flower.
did you know Butterflies ROOST at night in near by trees and bushes and are territorial and use the same place each night? I learned that years ago because I found one sleeping/roosting in the seagrape tree... and of course googled the answer. amazing shots of the bees and flowers. we have the Mexican petunias also, I have a pic for tomorrow on auto post.

Terri D said...

He was brave to touch that bee! Wow. I never thought about bees sleeping! Something new every day! Great photos!!

Stacey said...

I love this! We have lots of bumblebees too but no Mexican petunias. I'll have to put those on the list.

Jeanie said...

Those Mexican petunias are just stunning. I don't think I've ever seen them before.

Such beautiful blooms, Diane.

Tom said...

...Mexican Petunias are new to me, I need to check them out. Thanks!


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a sweet post! Love your lovely photos and that bee sleeping is the sweetest! I have a flower bed of Mexican petunia. Quite a few years ago, almost 18, my mom heard a lady on the "neighbor radio program" telling everyone that they were welcome to come dig up some Mexican petunia because her flower bed had gotten over run with them. I went to pick my mom up and we dug up a good batch of these flowers. I planted mine in my flower bed when we lived in town. When we got our country home here, I dug up these flowers and brought them out here and transplanted them. They have come up every year since. I need to go and see if I can find any sleeping bees in my flowers now!

Susie said...

Diane, I laughed about the bee. I guess I have never thought about where they went after feeding. :) Great pictures. Blessings to you and your husband for a fun filled weekend. xoxo, Susie

Gina said...

Your husband is brave! How sweet the bee was sleeping. No doubt dreaming of flowers and fairies!

Latane Barton said...

I need to get me some of those petunias. Not wanting the bees so much but butterflies would be nice.

happyone said...

Oh the purple flowers are so pretty.
The Bumblebee found a great place for a snooze.

Ann Thompson said...

Well now I know where bumble bees sleep. Those petunias are very pretty

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ah, you've solved one of life's mysteries!! Beautiful flower shots.

Michelle said...

I need some of these petunias. They look/sound lovely! Thanks for linking up today!

Lea said...

Beautiful! Wonderful!

Red Rose Alley said...

I can't think of a better place for a bumble bee to sleep than the center of a Rose. : ) That is one BIG bumble bee. Your Petunias are so pretty. Love the color. What a sweet fairy keeping your flowers company. This is a peaceful post, Diane. I enjoyed it.

~Sheri

Lorrie said...

I love the colour of the Mexican petunias! I've caught bumblebees sleeping in roses here, too, and in other flowers as well. They slumber when it's chilly in the mornings and don't get up until the sun warms things a little.

bj said...

...such an amazing post....just love it. I had these flowers at our olden house and was amazed when I found new blooms ea morning.....

Out on the prairie said...

the petunias are gorgeous. I have found a few sleepers.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

You have shared some beautiful photos and love the pretty petunias and the bee and interesting fact of where they sleep as had never given it much thought. I had some white petunias growing and they do make a lovely show.
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I saw Mexican petunias for the first time a couple weeks ago in front of a restaurant and inquired what they were. The restaurant owner told me how they drop their flowers each evening and new ones appear the next day. Yours are just beautiful, I think I'll add them to my flower beds next year.

BeachGypsy said...

Your flowers are so pretty and such a pretty shade of purple, love them!Y'all got any big plans for this weekend? I sure hope to do some Fall decorating!

handmade by amalia said...

The rose garden! Of course! I should have figured it out myself :-)
Amalia
xo

Angie said...

Well, I won't lie awake tonight wondering about this little mystery of life - LOL!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely post.
I thought the flowers were lovely, and great to see the bees … love the little fairy in your last picture too :)

All the best Jan

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

How sweet - a flower bed for a bumblebee. And the fairy is so cute.