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In last week's Green Thumb Sunday post I mentioned that my boys had made a discovery while I was photographing some berries.
As they joined me, they were all shook up and my husband tells me - you almost lost us both in one pop.
Seeing their reaction had me fearing something big - but I was not prepared for what they had almost walked right into.
If you look closely at this rhododendron bush, you will see a huge bee hive built within its branches.
The bush was bigger than me if this gives you any indication of the size of this thing - and with all the long grass around, it was very easy to not see it as they were walking along.
Check out the size of the entrance hole - many bees were coming and going at the same time with plenty of clearance.
I was really bummed that I only had my 35-85mm lens with me. I didn't dare to get any closer than what I did. This hive was an absolute beauty - all the work those bees did - I really wanted to get closer to get all the details.
It was my intention to get back to where it was during the summer with my larger lens, but we never had that opportunity.
It was in a run-down and abandoned mini golf course which was dismantled shortly after, and I assume the nest was gone too.
I hope the ones that handled its removal were all safe.