On the hot evenings of July 30, 31, 2022, when it was about 70°, and about 105° during the day, seven bees congregated on the stalks of the gone-to-seed blue flax. They were motionless, wings still, just clinging to the stalks and pods — just before dusk until after dawn. Gone during the day, they came back for a second night, on the same stalks of the plant. Lower Bridge Road, between Sisters and Terrebonne, Oregon.
© Lynn Woodward