COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 44035.34

Combating boredom.

The bee weed in the garden is blooming and I’m happy to report that the honey bee activity is picking up nicely. I never understood why people are so afraid of honey bees. I suppose it has something to do with allergies and fear of insects. As for me, I enjoy it when they populate the garden. I grow the plants in my garden specifically to attract them.

This morning kicks off my honey bee photography season. I’m shooting with a Nikon D500, 200-500mm VR and a 1.4x teleconverter. This gives me an effective focal length of 1045mm. From 10 feet away, I can get a nice closeup shot of the insects. I sit at my back porch table with a cup of coffee and extra battery at hand. Whamming off 10 frames per second gives me a good burst of shots if I time their arrival and exit properly.

Today’s photo is purposely taken with back lighting to give a nice rim light effect on the bees and the flowers.

Happy thought inventory.

We’ve found our groove here in hunker-down town. The excruciating heat is abating and there is a hint of rain in the forecast. Life is as good as it’s going to be here in the suburbs of Denver. Everyone is healthy and happy. Looking forward to a road trip this weekend in the new car.

Slacker status.

No slackers encountered today.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.