Monday, August 24, 2009

Late summer blooms

One of the best things about London, Ontario, is its location in the middle of southwestern Ontario. It is an hour or less to get to either Lake Erie or Lake Huron and Lake Ontario is only a couple of hours distant. In the coming days we will post pictures from a destination on Lake Ontario which, thanks to Highway 401, is less than four hours from London.

In the United States, bumblebees pollinate an estimated 15 percent of all crops, crops worth an estimated $3 billion. The American bumblebees are particularly valuable for pollinating greenhouse plants in the U.S. such as tomatoes, peppers and strawberries.

Seeing the bright yellow, orange, violet and foliage green I could not resist posting this image taken while walking near Lake Ontario south of Brighton, Ontario. I was on weekend get away just hours from home.

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