The bees are back! 🙂 Three photos I shot earlier today of lovely little honey bees (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen.
The bee in the first picture as a nice basket on her hind leg:
"Unique among all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species." - Royden Brown (author of 'Bee Hive Product Bible')
Slowly.. small flowers start to pop up here and there! Some people regard the daisy (Bellis perennis) and coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) as weed, but they are beautiful and both these are used in traditional herbal medicine so they’re useful as well 🙂
One of the roses in Vondelpark’s Rosarium has survived the winter and is still looking quite nice 🙂
It’s cold here in Amsterdam! People (and some birds, see below) are ice skating on the canals (link) 🙂