These days you keep hearing about the decline in honey bees. It's true that I don't recall seeing many around the grounds at Ruston Reaches, but today I stepped out of the house and found one of many bumble sees that you see. Last year I photographed them Around the Foxgloves
near the summer house, but I realised I hadn't taken any similar pictures this year, so this was my chance.
To my eye the irises that grow by the decking behind the house are now well past their best, but clearly this bee still thought there was something worthwhile to be had from the flower.