Comment by Frederick Cunliffe on 27th August 2017 at 07:28
Comment by Veronica on 27th August 2017 at 08:07
"Sticky Bobs" come to mind when I see that plant..... That's what we used to call them as kids! What would we do without those busy bees? Very good close up!
Comment by Maureen on 27th August 2017 at 09:17
Brilliant camera work John..and such lovely natural colours..we'd be totally lost without those bees.
Comment by Lock Lass on 27th August 2017 at 10:33
Beautiful photo John. Three busy bees doing what they do best.
Comment by Henry7 on 27th August 2017 at 11:47
Great photo, what a great sight to see the bees busy doing their magnificent work.
Comment by Dave (Oy) on 27th August 2017 at 13:10
Nice one John. White-tailed bumblebees I'd say.
Comment by Pat McC on 27th August 2017 at 19:19
This is a fabulous photo, from someone who knows nothing about photography, I think it's one of the best I've seen for clarity and colour.
Comment by Pat McCarthy on 27th August 2017 at 22:32
Just read my comment, I mean that I don't know anything about photography, but appreciate this lovely photo!
Comment by Ken R on 28th August 2017 at 19:45
Veronica, is this the Sticky bob plant or a Scottish Thistle?
Comment by Veronica on 28th August 2017 at 20:47
It is a Scottish Thistle Ken there are many varieties. We only knew them as 'Sticky Bobs' in Scholes! I don't know where the name comes from ...perhaps Robert the Bruce had something to do with it ! There is a Latin Heraldic saying for the thistle
Which goes ....'Nemo Me Impune Lacessit'..'.No One Attacks Me With Impunity".... Perhaps that's because of the prickles! :0)). Cheers!
Comment by Ellen on 28th August 2017 at 21:20
Ken R, I too thought it was a Thistle, and that the Sticky Bob was maybe a Burdock. I'm open to correction about that, it's a very long time since I was "tortured" by my mum getting them out of my hair!
Comment by Veronica on 28th August 2017 at 23:29
Further to the 'Sticky Bobs' I have looked the plant up and Ellen is correct -although it is very similar to the Thistle- which did stick to clothes and hair!
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