This image would likely scare a number of people (including a fair number of my patients).  As you can gather from this Sunflower Week, I’m a big fan of these flowers and the feeling they give that Summer has not yet ended.  For good or bad, my time spent shooting the flowers included waiting for bees to gather pollen and move away from the subject of my photo.  On a few occasions (such as the one above and the other below) I couldn’t help but include the bee in the image.

In the image above, you can clearly see the amount of pollen that has stuck to the bee – hard at work gathering pollen for his hive.  Below, another bee plucks pollen from a sunflower with another flower shining its yellow flowers in the background.  When you freeze these guys and look at them up close, they really are quite interesting creatures and not (that) scary…