Flight Of The Tumble Bee

This morning while doing my regular backyard waterings ‘n dogpoop scoops I found not only some early blooms on our neighbor’s San Pedro cactus, but in one of them a busy carpenter bee.

I managed somehow without falling or without to unsteady a hand to cantilever myself across the the tortoise hutch with my cam held at arm’s length and get a few seconds of footage of the find:

And on the San Pedro cactus tip, if you’re new (relatively or otherwise) to this blog or just wish to see them again, here’s the timelapses I got back in from August 2007 and August 2008 of one of the cactus’ famed nocturnal blooms:


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."