Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Two for one

I saw my first dandelion of the season on Kingsley Street, near Wissahickon Avenue, on Sunday afternoon. I rushed forward with my camera, lined it up in the view finder, and suddenly this guy showed up.


Donna said...

You have now inherited the job of taking pictures on vacation. This is an awesome shot>

oldmanlincoln said...

I bet what I am going to say will surprise you.

That isn't a honey bee. I know it looks like one but if you had a real honey bee to compare side by side you would be able to see that this fella is slightly larger and has different markings. He is also slower to move or moves slowly. He is actually a fly. To be really precise he is a "Narcissus Bulb Fly."

The dandelion is really nice and I am glad to see it. We still got snow to get off and then the ground will have to warm up before we get any dandelions here.

Thanks for your visit, Dan. I appreciate it.

Jessica said...

A fly.......I would have said bee too! Great close-up though.

Dan Allen said...

Well, okay then...the first Narcissus Bulb Fly of the season!

Thanks for the clarification, Abe.