This owl visits our yard occasionally, always in the mornings, and favors perches on fenceposts and in trees. Sam took these photos. Location: Hancock, Maine.
The bumblebees are plentiful in the backyard this summer. They seem to be homebodies compared to the honeybees who range further afield in search of nectar payoffs.
I sketched a bumblebee whose life came to an end inside the camp. I tilted the body this way and that with the end of my pen. Strange intimacy.