The Different Aspects of Bee Balm

I know. In yesterday’s post I stated that I wouldn’t be posting until Tuesday. But Clif and Dee left at 11:00 a.m. to go to the film festival, and they won’t be back until nearly midnight. The day is mine, and as usual, the outside beckoned. Inspired by my friend Dawna Leavitt, an accomplished photographer who likes to take very close shots of nature, I went out to see what I could get with my little camera. I, too, am fascinated by a closer look, and I took shots of flowers from underneath as well as from the more traditional head-on angle. Then, in the editing process, I cropped in close on a picture that was fairly crisp.

Here are the different aspects of bee balm.

A traditional shot
A traditional shot

 

A little closer
A little closer

 

Up close and cropped
Up close and cropped

 

Underneath
Underneath

 

To me, it is so interesting to look at plants from various angles.

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12 thoughts on “The Different Aspects of Bee Balm”

  1. I love Bee Balm!! i have a big boquet of it on my dining room table. It smells wonderful. I tried taking pictures…yours are much better, lol!!

    1. Burni, I only have a tiny point and shoot. A Canon PowerShot A495. I long to have a better camera, but I would never want to be without one that I can tuck into my pockets or pocketbook. Let me know what you get.

  2. Glad you decided to “work” a little while by yourself! Beautiful shots – you are definitely finding all the angles. Keep up the good work.

  3. I have lots of Monarda though no straight species Bee Balm. ‘Raspberry Wine’ is a Bee Balm cultivar and ‘Purple Rooster’ is a hybrid with M. fistulosa. I do have lots of the straight species M. fistulosa (Wild Bergamot). These are all fascinating flowers. Great pics!

  4. Your pics are great! Your bee balm looks like the same kind as I have. I can almost smell it right now. Last year I watched a hummingbird at ours and as he withdrew his beak the tube of the bee balm came with him, stuck to his beak. He made 2 wild shakes of his head and it flew right off.

    1. Thanks, Jodi. Fun story about the hummingbird. They are certainly drawn to bee balm, aren’t they?

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