Magenta roses with hoverflies

Magenta roses with hoverflies

Episyrphus balteatus, also known as the marmalade hoverfly.

At the rose garden in Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT.

Humble Bee

This shy bumblebee was happily buzzing around the azaleas until I tried to take its picture, then it picked one flower and hid in the corner until I went away. It clearly knew I was there and didn’t move, which gave me the opportunity to get a good shot of it.

In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.