Buzzed

Bumblebees are nesting next to the front walk. I’ve spotted them at the entrance in the gap between the sidewalk and the old edger. They are welcome, even though one stung my ankle once when I got too curious. Presumably the ones visiting the morning glories and sedum come from this nest and perhaps others. The sedum also attracts carpenter and honey bees.
 A less obvious visitor who keeps to the back flower beds is a female hummingbird. Two weekends ago, when it was cool enough to sit outside, I was enjoying the shade when she flew by. Moments later I was startled by the loud buzz of her wings very close to my ear. I jumped up, unsure if she was warning me off or mistaking my ear for a flower. I have seen her in that area before. Perhaps she is nesting in the clump of viburnum.

Location:Wheaton